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Erykah Badu Defamation Suit May Turn On 'Manager' Meaning

Law360, Dallas (May 17, 2017, 10:23 PM EDT) -- As singer Erykah Badu asked a Texas appellate court to toss an ex-employee's defamation suit against her, the judges homed in on whether Badu’s reference to a “manager” should be treated as a legal term of art or left up to a jury to interpret.

Badu, whose legal name is Erica Wright, is seeking an early end to defamation claims stemming from her social media posts saying she’d “never had a manager in the 17 years of my professional career” and “Paul Levatino was never my...
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