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July 2015

Jul 2015
July 02, 2015

COA: Statements made to police for the purpose of reporting criminal activity are entitled to absolute privilege in defamation suits

In Eddington v. Torrez, No. 320882, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that a defamation claim cannot be maintained against a defendant if the basis of the claim depends on statements made to police concerning criminal activity, as those statements are absolutely privileged and therefore immune from suit.

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