Patton Boggs Can't Shake Defamation Suit From Mobile Ad Co.

Law360, Los Angeles (August 21, 2013, 10:56 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Wednesday kept alive a suit by mobile advertising company GetFugu Inc., finding that attorneys from Patton Boggs LLP may have defamed it with a press release related to an underlying patent and securities suit.

GetFugu and technology entrepreneur Carl Freer alleged the attorneys had defamed them with false statements in a press release and a tweet in 2010. The appellate panel found the tweet nonactionable, because it was an opinion, but ruled that the alleged false statements in the press release...
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