Prison Operator Says Child Detention Claims Are Defamatory
Law360 (March 5, 2020, 7:45 PM EST) -- Private prison company CoreCivic Inc. accused a financial advising firm of defamation in California federal court Wednesday, saying the adviser falsely claimed that it housed unaccompanied children at the border detention facilities it operates.
CoreCivic said in its complaint that Candide Group LLC made false statements, including that the prison operator lobbies to incarcerate "as many people as possible for as long as possible."
"Defendants' falsehoods have had their intended effect and have caused CoreCivic financial and reputational harm, prompting the public to shun and avoid the company and driving up the cost of capital for the company," CoreCivic said....
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