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Barry J. Reagan Successfully Defends Clients at Trial Against Claims for Defamation and Breach of Contract

Business litigation issues are often complicated and stressful. Our firm is passionate about guiding clients through the legal system surrounding business litigation issues. In a recent construction litigation case, Barry J. Reagan, named partner of our firm, was able to help our clients obtain a defense judgment against defamation and breach of contract allegations.

The Facts of the Case

The lawsuit related to a construction dispute concerning the renovation of a Hindu temple in the Bay Area. Our clients were the temple and one of its board members. The plaintiff who filed the complaint was the construction contractor, who accused the Temple of breaching a contract, and accused the board member of defamation.

After a lengthy bench trial, the Court entered a complete defense judgment in favor of our clients. The Court ruled that statements attributable to the firm’s client were in fact true and thus the affirmative defense of “truth” to the defamation cause of action barred the defamation claim. The Court further ruled in our client’s favor on the breach of contract claims.

Knowledgeable Litigation Attorneys in Ventura

At Slaughter, Reagan & Cole, LLP, we offer experienced legal services for a variety of complex cases. Our team has handled many different issues, including breaches of contract, partner disputes, intellectual property disputes, business purchase or sale issues, and real estate dispute litigation. Whatever your situation, we can discuss your options and provide tenacious representation. Our lawyers are committed to providing timely, reliable, and personal legal assistance to help clients pursue a favorable outcome.