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Defamation Lawsuit Filed Against Local Non-Profit Dismissed

In one of our recent cases, Slaughter & Reagan, LLP attorneys Barry Reagan, Amanda Happle and Gabriele M. Lashly were able to obtain a dismissal in a defamation lawsuit that had been filed against a local non-profit organization.

United Magyar House, Inc. ("UMH") was established to help cultivate and preserve the Hungarian culture, language and traditions for those Hungarians who are living in Los Angeles and other local communities. The organization and two of its board members were sued for defamation and breach of contract. The lawsuit was initiated by a former accountant.

Our attorneys were able to successfully argue that the alleged defamatory statements made by our clients were protected by the absolute litigation privilege. We were also able to challenge the allegation that a breach of contract had occurred as there was no evidence to support such claims. The Court sided with our client and granted a Motion for Summary Judgment. Our hard work and aggressive pursuit of justice for our clients prevailed and as a result of the case's outcome, our clients were entitled to recover their court-related costs.

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If you want to improve your chances of obtaining a positive outcome, we strongly advise you contact a Ventura County business litigation attorney from our firm at once. Our firm is here to provide you with the well-crafted, hard-hitting representation you need so that you can get back to focusing on what matters – your continued success in the business world.