Calif. Court Junks Stanford Law Grad's Defamation Suit

Law360, New York (August 29, 2012, 9:28 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Friday upheld the dismissal of a defamation case filed by a graduate of Stanford Law School alleging one of the university's professors tried to prevent firms from hiring her and attempted to "waylay her career in law."

A three-judge panel determined that a lower court properly granted summary judgment to the university and law professor Robert Weisberg, finding that plaintiff Usha Viswanathan failed to raise a triable issue of fact material to her claims of libel, slander, and negligent supervision and...
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