Calif. Court Upholds Ex-Sequenom Exec's Defamation Claim

Law360, New York (September 14, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Thursday upheld defamation, invasion of privacy, unfair business practices and breach of contract claims that a former Sequenom Inc. executive brought against the life sciences company, finding that he demonstrated a probability of prevailing on those claims.

The three-judge panel found that Sequenom failed to prove that privileges under California's Civil Code section 47 applied to statements in a press release it issued days after former Chief Financial Officer Paul Hawran's resignation that Hawran claimed contained false and misleading statements....
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