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Tort/Negligence — Defamation – Elections – Absolute Privilege – Protest Proceedings – Attorneys (access required)

Where defendant Porter signed an election protest form, accusing plaintiffs of having voted twice in the 2016 election, and participated in the election protest proceeding, Porter is entitled to assert absolute privilege in response to plaintiffs’ defamation claims. However, where out-of-state lawyers drafted the election protest forms but did not participate in the election protest ...

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