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Statements about competence were not mere puffery (access required)

Statements regarding defendant’s competence, ability to perform and serve as a “one-stop shop” for a roof repair project are factual representations because they were made with knowledge of the plaintiffs’ specific needs. These comments supported a claim for fraud in ...

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80-year-old assaulted — $350,000 settlement (access required)

This was a confidential survival case for personal injuries to an 80-year-old who was physically assaulted. Type of action: Negligence/Survival Claim Injuries alleged: Nasal fracture, facial lacerations Name of case: John Doe v. Roe Tried before: Mediation Date resolved: 05/05/2020 ...

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Some statements actionable as defamation by implication (access required)

Where plaintiff, John C. Depp, claims defendant, Amber Heard, defamed him in a Washington Post op-ed, three of the four complained-of statements are actionable under a defamation by implication theory. Background Plaintiff’s defamation claim arises from four statements in an ...

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Defamation claim fails as nonactionable, time-barred (access required)

Where a Russian-born British scholar sued media outlets alleging defamatory statements, the statements were made more than one year before her suit was filed so they were time-barred and could not be revived by republication or third parties’ electronic references. ...

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Police chief sued town, officials after sham investigation – Confidential settlement (access required)

Purcellville Police Chief Cynthia McAlister filed suit against the Town of Purcellville, its former town manager, an independent consultant hired by Purcellville, and six current and former Purcellville police officers. Her claims stemmed from her employment, termination and subsequent reinstatement ...

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