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Student’s defamation claims vs. university survive dismissal (access required)

A student’s claims that administrators of a Virginia university defamed him during his dismissal from the school’s physician assistant program due to patient safety concerns have survived dismissal. Judge Thomas T. Cullen of the Western District of Virginia wrote that when “[r]ead in context — and mindful that a defamatory statement may be made ‘by inference, ...