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Defamation Dodge

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed with leave to amend a weight-loss clinic chain’s defamation lawsuit against LA County and its coroners, who refused to rule out homicide as the cause of a patient’s death during a lap-band surgery.

LOS ANGELES – A federal judge on Thursday dismissed with leave to amend a weight-loss clinic chain’s defamation lawsuit against LA County and its coroners, who refused to rule out homicide as the cause of a patient’s death during a lap-band surgery.

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