CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the court did not err in dismissing defamation law suit?
Appellant, a former city chief of police, challenged summary judgment dismissing his defamation and data practices claims relating to statements made in connection with an employment background investigation. He also contested the denial of his motion to amend his complaint to seek punitive and exemplary damages. The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that (1) the alleged defamatory statements were true, expressed opinions rather than facts, or were protected by conditional privilege, and (2) appellant did not produce evidence of damage caused by the claimed data practices violations. Affirmed.
Madison v. Todd County, A20-0794, Morrison County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.