Atty Released From 3M's Defamation Suit After Reaching Deal

Law360, New York (November 27, 2012, 7:45 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge on Tuesday dismissed 3M Co.'s claims against an attorney who allegedly made defamatory statements about the company and a Staphylococcus test it acquired, after the parties reached a deal.

U.S. District Judge Robert L. Wilkins dismissed the company's claims against Lanny Davis, Lanny J. Davis & Associates LLC and Davis-Block LLC with prejudice and ordered each party to bear its own costs and fees. 

3M sued Davis as part of a broader case accusing the head of Porton Capital Inc. of attempting...
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