Pa. Justices Won't Revive Ex-Commissioner's Libel Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (January 10, 2017, 5:21 PM EST) -- Pennsylvania's highest court said Tuesday it would not hear an appeal of a decision clearing a Clinton County newspaper of libel claims over allegedly defamatory characterizations of theft charges on which a former county commissioner was eventually acquitted.

The justices shot down a bid by Adam Coleman aimed at upending a Superior Court ruling which agreed that the Lock Haven Express could not be held liable for allegedly misleading information it published about the former Clinton County commissioner’s purported involvement in a scheme to misappropriate money...
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