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Dorsey & Whitney Cleared of Defaming Class Action Lawyer in Blog

July 10, 2020, 6:30 PM

Dorsey & Whitney didn’t defame attorney Shimshon Wexler when one of the firm’s lawyers posted a blog article with the headline “TCPA Class Certification Denial Exposes Major Spousal Scheme,” the Second Circuit said.

The headline was non-actionable opinion, and the language imprecise, making it susceptible to a variety of interpretations, the court concluded in a summary order Thursday that affirmed dismissal of the lawyer’s suit.

It “could just as easily mean exactly what happened here, that the TCPA decision brought to light an ethically questionable arrangement by a married couple,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said....

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