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Appeal from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Hon. Gregory E. Mize, Trial Judge)

Argued July 27, 2001

Appellant Miriam Woodfield comes before us to appeal the trial court’s grant of the joint motion for summary judgment by Providence Hospital and Denice Easterling, appellees, in Woodfield’s defamation suit against them. Appellant contends that the trial court erred in ruling as a matter of law that she consented to the allegedly defamatory statements by her former supervisor and that Providence Hospital and Easterling did not act maliciously in making the statements. We affirm.

 
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