Defense jury verdict in defamation case

Obtained defense verdict on behalf of an individual, the principal of a nonprofit coalition working for neighborhood livability, who was sued by a strip club owner for defamation. The coalition's website contained complaints made by neighbors about the club related to livability issues, including complaints about noise, patrons and employee conduct. Our client worked with the neighbors to alert and involve local and state officials. The club owner claimed his reputation was damaged as a result of these communications. After four days of trial, the jury deliberated for less than six hours before returning a complete defense verdict.