Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman did not defame an ex-partner when it called his behavior “extremely inappropriate” in a news release since the firm’s remarks were “substantially true,” a state appeals court ruled Thursday. Intellectual property attorney Jeremy S. Pitcock was terminated after he allegedly hit on at least seven female employees during a firm holiday party in 2007.

The firm also accused Pitcock, of engaging in a pattern of “suggestive comments,” “gender-specific jokes” and obscene gestures. Shortly after, the trade publication IP Law 360 reported that Pitcock had “jump[ed] ship” from Kasowitz and had been “nabbed” by Morgan & Finnegan.

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