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ATLANTA– Former professor Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld has honed his slandercase against Emory University, accusing its president of actual malicein rushing to publicize “a false and malicious impression” about him.Sonnenfeld’s lawyers contend in their latest filing that EmoryUniversity President William M. Chace too quickly called the presidentof the Georgia Institute of Technology and made erroneous statementsabout him in 1997, costing Sonnenfeld a job.

Chace did so with no regard for the falsity of the statements and he didit in a situation where no privilege exists, Sonnenfeld’s lawyerswrote, responding to Emory’s summary judgment motion.

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