David Daleiden of The Center for Medical Progress is known for his lengthy undercover video probe revealing Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses and procurement firms harvesting tissue, organs, and limbs from aborted babies and selling them for a profit.
Attorney Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society says Daleiden tried to use legal channels to get information on the subject from the University of Washington. The lawsuit was originally brought by an anonymous group of abortion and aborted fetal tissue workers in August 2016 in response to Daleiden's February 2016 request for documents about their taxpayer-funded programs at the university. That has now been settled.
"This case has been pending for six long years," Breen notes. "We were in Seattle, Washington; we went up to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals three different times. So we have fought this vigorously, and the successful resolution of the case is a testament to fighting hard at every turn."
Daleiden had sought to have job titles unredacted in the records, and the settlement agreement provided for those job titles.
"We were able to secure for David Daleiden all of the documents he wanted with all the information he needed," Breen relays about the settlement. "We had sued the University of Washington as a cross claim, and we got paid $30,000 in attorney's fees."
That, he says, is a huge victory for Daleiden.
The $2.4 million he was recently ordered to pay Planned Parenthood for his undercover videos showing workers discussing the sale of aborted baby body parts is currently under appeal.