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Section Newsletter Articles on Defamation

Executive fired for false cause obtains multimillion defamation award By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, July 2011 In the case of Leyshon v. Diehl Controls North America, Inc., the Illinois appellate court upheld significant compensatory and punitive damages.
Punitive damages award proper in retaliation, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotion distress lawsuit By Megan A. Drefchinski Labor and Employment Law, January 2010 With regard to the defendants’ arguments that testimony adduced violated their First Amendment rights and the Noerr Pennington doctrine, which provides certain defenses to antitrust claims.