Barbara Walters Escapes Defamation Claims In 1st Circ.

Law360, New York (December 19, 2012, 2:46 PM EST) -- The First Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a defamation suit against ABC News correspondent Barbara Walters filed by a former schoolmate of Walters' daughter who claims the journalist helped get her expelled from boarding school and defamed her in a recent memoir.

The appeals court affirmed the District of Massachusetts' order granting Walters judgment on the pleadings against Nancy Shay, who attended Wykeham Rise, a Connecticut boarding school, with Walters' daughter Jackie Guber in the early 1980s.

In her suit, Shay claimed...
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