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Comments about lawyer’s advice lacked defamatory sting (access required)

Defendant’s statements to the press about plaintiff’s legal advice to the Portsmouth City Council lacked the necessary sting to support his defamation suit. Background Plaintiff is Portsmouth’s former city attorney. Defendant is the former mayor. Plaintiff’s complaint alleges that after Portsmouth’s city manager placed Portsmouth’s former police chief on administrative leave, some Portsmouth residents wanted the city ...