10th Circ. Junks Defamation Suit Over Union-Backed Film

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT) -- Spacecon Specialty Contractors LLC failed to persuade the Tenth Circuit on Monday to upend a lower court's ruling in favor of a producer who worked on a union-backed documentary reflecting Spacecon's alleged involvement in the abuse of foreign construction workers.

A three-judge panel affirmed the lower court's ruling that granted summary judgment to Richard Bensinger — a consultant for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters And Joiners of America — and found that Spacecon had not adequately backed its defamation claims. The panel said his documentary had...
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