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3rd Circ. Upholds Walgreens Victory In Doc's Defamation Case

Law360 (June 13, 2018, 9:46 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit upheld Wednesday a jury verdict exonerating Walgreen Co. pharmacists of defaming a doctor whose prescriptions were presented to them by customers, rejecting the physician’s arguments that a faulty jury instruction warranted a retrial and that the weight of evidence in the case was in his favor.

Dr. Lance Yarus appealed the Eastern District of Pennsylvania trial judge’s decision to have the jury decide if the alleged false statements were fact or opinion, as he argued that the matter was a question of law...
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Case Title

Lance Yarus v. Walgreen Co, et al


Case Number

17-2955

Court

Appellate - 3rd Circuit

Nature of Suit

4320 Assault, Libel, and Slander

Date Filed

September 7, 2017

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