NJ Town, Union Get Claims Pared From Defamation Suit

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 8:22 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday trimmed claims against Haddonfield, N.J., and a union accused of conspiring to force the shutdown of a construction company by withholding payment for a completed project and starving it of new customers through a defamation campaign.

U.S. District Court Judge Michael A. Shipp sided with Haddonfield and the Laborers Eastern Region Organizing Fund, rejecting racketeering, defamation and tortious interference claims from Cherry Hill, N.J.-based Paramount Enterprises Inc. and its owner William R. Vespe. Paramount said it was forced to...
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