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Constitutional — First Amendment – Petitioning – Municipal – Zoning – Tort/Negligence – Tortious Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage (access required)

  According to plaintiff’s complaint, the defendant-mine owners intentionally misrepresented the dangers their operation posed to plaintiff’s adjacent property, leading a prospective buyer to decline to purchase that part of plaintiff’s land. However, since defendants’ statements were made during a town zoning meeting, they qualified as constitutionally protected petitioning activity; as such, defendants’ statements cannot subject ...

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