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Tort/Negligence – High defamation standard for school board employee (access required)

Based on her responsibilities as set forth in the Virginia Code, a school board’s Director of Budget & Finance was a “public official” who had to show actual malice to prove that a TV news station defamed her. She failed to do so. Background Appellant Angela Horne filled out an online application to be the Director of ...

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