A Georgia suit will test whether comments made in a press release about a lawsuit constitute libel. Infinite Energy charges that comments made by attorney David L. Pardue, who represents plaintiffs in a now-dismissed class action targeting Infinite for deceptive trade practices, were "false, malicious, and defamatory," and names Pardue and his then-firm as defendants in a defamation suit. Legal experts say Infinite may have a high bar to clear to meet the libel standard, and that the suit may simply be a tactical move.
Company Brings Defamation Suit Against Opposing Counsel for Comments in Press Release
December 11, 2009