Phillies Duck Defamation Suit From Ex-Practice Pitcher

Law360, Philadelphia (April 17, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT) -- A former batting practice pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday dropped a suit alleging the team and its general manager spread malicious information about him to other potential employers after he was terminated.

Ali Modami filed to discontinue with prejudice the case he filed in Pennsylvania state court in November that accused Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. of telling two other teams that were considering hiring him that he stole from the team and maligned it on the Internet.

Representatives for Modami and the...
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