Conradt v. NBC Universal (“To Catch a Predator” Lawsuit)
General Electric Company’s NBC Universal Inc. settled a lawsuit over the suicide of Louis William Conradt, Jr., a Texas prosecutor whom the network planned to feature on Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator” program. Conradt’s sister, who filed the lawsuit, claimed that the network was responsible for his death and sought more than $100 million in damages. Conradt shot himself in November 2006 when members of a police SWAT team, as part of a pedophilia sting arranged by the program’s producers, tried to arrest him at his home for allegedly attempting to solicit a minor on the Internet.
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