4th DCA Tosses 10-Year-Old Defamation Case

, Daily Business Review


The Fourth District Court of Appeal brought a Miami attorney's defamation case to a close, ruling his opponent could not overcome a qualified privilege defense.

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  • Dennis Myhre, AIC

    This decision would fall into place with issues investors may have, for example, with retirement investment accounts. It is not unusual when an investor loses, for example, his retirement savings in one account, to "warn" others by expressing his dislike for a certain investment, or for that matter, the insurance company that offered the investment as an option in a self-directed 401k plan. Our legal system should not be able to limit our freedom of speech to express our concern for the financial security of others by recommending they not invest in a certain insurance company separate acount, for example.

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