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Security Law and Methods by James Pastor

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5

Torts of a Personal Nature

A. DEFAMATION

443 Mass. 52, 819 N.E. 2d 550

Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Suffolk

MICHAEL PHELAN v. MAY DEPARTMENT STORES COMPANY, ET AL.

Decided Dec. 16, 2004

Background

Former employee, who had been escorted around workplace by a security guard during his former employer’s investigation into alleged accounting irregularities, brought action against former employer and superiors, alleging false imprisonment and defamation. After jury found in favor of former employee on both claims, the Superior Court Department, Suffolk County, allowed former employer’s Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the verdict on the defamation claim. Former employee appealed. The appeals court reversed and remanded ...

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