Ex-Tugboat CEO Can't Reinstate $75M Defamation Verdict

By Mike Curley (May 7, 2024, 6:55 PM EDT) -- A Washington state appeals panel won't let the former CEO of boating company Harley Marine Services Inc. reinstate a $75 million defamation verdict against his former business partners, finding that the comments that formed the basis for the verdict are covered under the state's "absolute" litigation privilege....

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