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Defamation claim was incorrectly sent to jury (access required)

A defamation verdict for plaintiff is reversed because the complained-of statement expressed an opinion. The claim should not have been submitted to the jury. Overview Defendant Sroufe, the division superintendent for Patrick County Public Schools, removed plaintiff Waldron from her position as principal of an elementary school. He said Waldron would be transferred to the central office ...