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No preclusive effect for adverse ruling in prior defamation case (access required)

A British defamation case, in which the court concluded that a newspaper’s characterization of plaintiff as a “wife beater” was “substantially true,” cannot be given preclusive effect in plaintiff’s defamation case in this court against defendant. Defendant’s plea in bar, based on collateral estoppel and res judicata, is overruled. Background Plaintiff’s suit arises from statements defendant made in ...