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Chicago dentist settles defamation suit against ABC7 over investigative news report

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 27, 2016, 5:57pm

A Chicago dentist, who sued a Chicago television station and one of its news reporters for allegedly smearing him in an investigative report, appears to have quietly settled his legal action.

Dentist slaps ABC7 with defamation suit over news report on his dental implant practice

Scott Holland Nov. 4, 2015, 12:03am

A Chicago television station is facing legal action from a Chicago dentist covered in an investigative report aired by the station about one year ago. Irfan Atcha, a dentist who has practiced since 1996, is pursuing a defamation lawsuit against Chicago ABC affiliate station WLS-TV, as well as against ABC itself and ABC’s parent company, Disney. Atcha is a Chicago resident. He operates Dyer Family Dentistry in Dyer, Ind., as well as No Dentures, of Chicago.