MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Wins Civil Suit

By Brian Flood 

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MSNBC host Ed Schultz won a 4-year-long legal battle Monday.

In May 2011, former NBC Washington, D.C. staffer Michael Queen filed a civil suit against Schultz claiming the radio talk show host didn’t properly compensate him when Schultz landed his MSNBC gig.

A federal jury deliberated four hours before deciding that Schultz doesn’t owe Queen the $100,000 he was seeking. While Schultz won his case, the trial, which began May 11, revealed some embarrassing details about his MSNBC colleagues, including Schultz’s feeling that Chris Matthews spits when he talks and that MSNBC president Phil Griffin doesn’t have a good recollection of his hiring process.