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Torts: Defamation-Limited-Purpose Public Figure-Actual Malice

Plaintiff filed suit against defendant, alleging that defendant published false and defamatory statements regarding a criminal complaint filed against plaintiff’s former fleet manager, charging him with theft by swindle. The district court dismissed plaintiff’s complaint, ruling that plaintiff was a “limited-purpose public figure” and that plaintiff failed to plausibly allege that defendant acted with actual ...

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