Pa. Developer Denied New Trial In Defamation Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 7, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a lower court's refusal to grant real estate developer Raintree Homes Inc. a new trial in its defamation battle against daily newspaper The Pocono Record over articles alleging it defrauded homebuyers, agreeing that the trial court's rulings didn't cause undue prejudice to the developer.

A three-judge panel for the appellate court found that Judge Peter J. O'Brien rightfully denied Raintree's motion for posttrial relief. Raintree had sought a new trial in its defamation lawsuit against The Pocono Record, arguing the trial court made a number of...
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