A Fulton County, Ga., suit tests whether comments made in a press release about a lawsuit constitute libel.

In a complaint (pdf) filed last month in Fulton County Superior Court, Infinite Energy charges that comments made by attorney David L. Pardue, a partner with Hartman, Simons, Spielman & Wood until he left for Adorno & Yoss in January, were “false, malicious, and defamatory,” and names the lawyer, Hartman Simons and Poston Communications as defendants in a one-count defamation suit.

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