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Defamation

The Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a man's defamation claim against a TV station for calling him a “stalker” after he was arrested for following a woman around a store and into the parking lot. While not literally accurate, the gist of the descriptor was true and commonly used to refer to harassing behavior.

NEW YORK — The Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a man's defamation claim against a TV station for calling him a “stalker” after he was arrested for following a woman around a store and into the parking lot. While not literally accurate, the gist of the descriptor was true and commonly used to refer to harassing behavior.

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