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Defamation Claim Works Without ‘Exact Words’ (access required)

A former cashier for Wal-Mart may sue for malicious prosecution based on her claim that her actions in applying “price match” discounts conformed to Wal-Mart’s policies and practices at the Lexington store and Wal-Mart had no basis for reporting her alleged embezzlement to police; the Lynchburg U.S. District Court also says plaintiff’s defamation claim under ...