Truth Sinks Amateur Radio Boss’ Libel Suit, 3rd Circ. Says

Law360, Philadelphia (November 13, 2017, 5:01 PM EST) -- The former regional chairman of a national amateur radio network cannot pursue defamation claims against the group’s leadership over an article explaining his ouster, the Third Circuit ruled Monday, finding statements that he improperly coordinated with FEMA to be true.

A three-judge panel shut down an attempt by Joseph Ames to revive his lawsuit against the American Radio Relay League and its leaders. Before his removal, Ames served as eastern regional chairman for the nongovernmental National Traffic System, an ARRL-sponsored service that assists government agencies during...
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