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Lt. Gov.’s defamation suit properly dismissed (access required)

Where Justin Fairfax, the Virginia lieutenant governor, failed to plead facts plausibly suggesting that CBS aired reports of two women who accused him of sexual assault with a “high degree of awareness” that he likely did not assault them, his defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims were properly dismissed. Background In April 2019, the television ...