North Carolina Business Litigation Report

International Legwear Group, Inc. v. Legassi Int'l Group, January 2, 2008 (Diaz)(unpublished)

The Court dismissed a defamation claim.  It found that the claims were not plead with sufficient particularity (omitting in some instances to state to whom the statements were made and when they were made).  One allegedly defamatory statement was subject to an absolute privilege, which covers "not only . . . statements made in the course of a pending judicial proceeding but also . . .  communications relevant to proposed judicial proceedings.”

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