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Allegedly defamatory statements to public not privileged (access required)

A school superintendent’s allegedly defamatory statements to the public about a cheating scandal at an elementary school were not protected by the “common interest” privilege. There were no cases holding the qualified privilege can apply between a supervisor and the general public outside of a formal hearing merely because both parties are interested in a ...