25
Feb/14

Alleged False Statements re Inventorship of Rifle


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Plaintiff sells the REPR rifle. Defendant publicly disputed inventorship. Plaintiff sues for 43(a) false statements and state torts relating to defamation and business disparagement.

Interestingly, while Rule 11 prohibits knowingly false statements in pleadings (at the federal level), statements made in a lawsuit tend to be privileged with regard to defamation.

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