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Disciplinary testimony was privileged (access required)

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a defamation suit against a lawyer who testified at a now-disbarred attorney’s disciplinary hearing. Since the proceeding concerned the lawyer’s handling of client funds, and the lawyer’s comments were relevant, his testimony enjoyed an absolute privilege. In June 2013, Brandon Shelton, an attorney with Ogletree Deakins ...

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