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EDVA: CEO’s references to contractor plausibly defamatory (access required)

A manufacturer stated a claim for defamation against the project-management company for whom it had provided turbines, based on oblique comments about “quality control” made by the company’s CEO on its shareholder earnings call. Background In this action, Plaintiff Fluor Enterprises asserts a breach-of-contract claim against Defendant Mitsubishi, and Mitsubishi has counterclaimed for defamation. In February 2012, Mitsubishi ...