NCAI Ex-GC's Defamation Suit Over Firing Reports Nixed

Law360 (July 15, 2020, 7:39 PM EDT) -- An Oregon federal judge has ruled that the National Congress of American Indians' former general counsel wasn't likely to win on claims that the group's news outlet and two other news websites defamed him by reporting he was fired amid sexual harassment claims, tossing his suit under the state's anti-SLAPP law.

John Dossett, the NCAI's general counsel from 1997 until October 2018, claimed that the NCAI's Indian Country Today website, High Country News and the owners of Indianz.com smeared him by spreading false rumors that he had sexually harassed women while working for the organization, leading it to fire him after...

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