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Statements about association president not defamation

Where a residential owners association president claimed other owners defamed him in a letter, the complained-of statements lack the necessary “sting” to be considered defamatory. Narrowing the issue “We exercise de novo review of the circuit court’s decision sustaining the ...

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Jury to decide if surgeon defamed other surgeon

Where one cardiothoracic surgeon allegedly stated that another cardiothoracic surgeon “misread” or “failed to recognize” the findings on the patient’s echocardiogram before beginning surgery, a jury will decide if the statements were false. Background A cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Barbara L. ...

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Injured class participant can sue TASER instructor over injury

Where a man participating in a TASER training session was struck in the eye when another class participant missed his target, the injured man can assert a negligence claim against the instructor who set up, implemented and executed the training ...

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Wrongful death suit against housing authority reinstated

Where a daughter of a man who died of carbon monoxide poisoning at his city-owned apartment alleged the city elected to apply its carbon-monoxide detector policy only to privately owned apartments, understaffed its inspectors and personnel, operated a non-uniform repair ...

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