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Truth Wins Out in Defamation Suit

A New Jersey plaintiff sued the local democratic party for circulating flyers that mentioned the opposing candidate’s criminal record. The plaintiff was under the impression that the flyers were defamatory, because his record had been expunged.


“These flyers are, as a matter of law, not defamatory because the information contained in them is true. It is undisputed that plaintiff was, in fact, arrested and convicted of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute it.

H/T: Courthouse News Service

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