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Benchmarks: Is attorney liable for defamatory statements in draft complaint?

An absolute privilege protects attorneys from being sued for defamatory statements made in the course of litigation. But what about defamatory materials appearing in a draft complaint circulated before a lawsuit is even filed? The Virginia Supreme Court answered that ...

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Jurors award record $167.7 million employment verdict

In the largest verdict to an individual employment plaintiff in United States history, a California jury has awarded $167.7 million to a cardiac surgery physician assistant who suffered sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Of the total verdict, $125 million was ...

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