ViroPharma Didn't Defame Fired Janitors, Appeals Court Says

Law360, Los Angeles (April 3, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Wednesday that ViroPharma Inc. hadn't committed defamation or violated privacy laws when it told its office cleaning contractor that it suspected two janitorial employees of stealing a company laptop.

The appeals panel affirmed a Philadelphia County trial court’s ruling that ViroPharma, its janitorial contractor Budget Maintenance Inc. and property manager The Hankin Group Inc. didn’t defame two employees or violate their privacy when ViroPharma told Budget it believed they had stolen a laptop from offices it was leasing from Hankin....
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