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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Case Title

3M COMPANY v. BOULTER et al


Case Number

1:11-cv-01527

Court

District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Assault Libel & Slander

Judge

Robert L. Wilkins

Date Filed

August 24, 2011

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