3rd Circ. Sinks Ex-Health Net Atty's Defamation Suit

Law360, New York (January 29, 2010, 3:40 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of a defamation and negligence suit brought against two New Jersey health care oversight officials by a former lawyer for Health Net Inc. after she was fired by the insurer.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Thursday ruled that attorney Eileen O’Donnell's defamation claim was untimely filed, that she failed to state a claim and that the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey was correct to dismiss the case without leave...
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