Lessons From Patton Boggs Defamation Case

Law360, New York (November 26, 2013, 1:29 PM EST) -- The California Court of Appeal recently examined whether someone who posts allegedly false statements on the internet about pending litigation can be sued for defamation. GetFugu Inc. v. Patton Boggs LLP (Case No. B231794) (Cal. App., 2nd Dist., Div. 3, Oct. 3, 2013). In GetFugu, the court answered this question in the affirmative, holding that such statements can support a claim for defamation against the person posting the statements, depending on the audience to which the statements are directed. This case serves as a reminder that...
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