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Tort – Defamation – Bar Complaint (access required)

A divorce lawyer’s defamation case can proceed against a client’s father-in-law who allegedly cited “the Duke [lacrosse team] case” and threatened the lawyer with a bar complaint unless the lawyer’s and husband’s “actions” toward wife and granddaughter “progress[ed] in the right direction,” a Chesapeake Circuit Court says. The allegedly defamatory statements occurred in correspondence sent by ...

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