Atty Accused Of Defaming 3M Asks To Toss Case

Law360, Washington (January 12, 2012, 3:30 PM EST) -- An attorney who allegedly made defamatory statements about 3M Co. told a Washington federal judge at a hearing Thursday that his statements about a staphylococcus test produced by the company are protected as free speech.

3M's case revolves around claims that Porton Capital Inc. CEO Harvey Boulter threatened the company over future British government contracts and the knighthood of 3M CEO George Buckley in attempting to force a settlement in U.K. litigation involving the BacLite test, which was designed to detect methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known...
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