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N.Y. High Court: Insurer that Reported Fraud Immune From Defamation Suit

A New York City doctor cannot pursue a defamation claim against an insurance company that filed a fraud complaint against him with the state’s medical licensing board, New York’s highest court ruled on Thursday. The New York Court of Appeals …

Idaho Supreme Court Rules ‘Defamation by Implication’ Is Actionable

The Idaho Supreme Court says individuals have the right to sue if they think someone implied – but didn’t outright say – something defamatory. The ruling was handed down Monday in a lawsuit brought by former teacher James Verity against …

Defaming a Former Law Partner May Not Be Covered

In Peerless Indem. Ins. Co. v. Moshe & Stimson, LLP, 22 N.E.3d 882 (Ind. App. 2014), the Indiana Court of Appeals held that a defamation claim brought against a former law partner was an “employment related” activity, and thus fell …