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Tort – Defamation – Legal Complaint – Privilege (access required)

A Norfolk Circuit Court overrules a lawyer’s demurrer to a defamation action filed by a sea captain against the lawyer, who gave a reporter a copy of a North Carolina lawsuit and an EEOC complaint filed by a seaman alleging the captain’s shipboard intoxication, threats and retaliation for complaints of race discrimination; defendant lawyer has ...