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Tort/Negligence – Defamation – Truth – Innuendo – Qualified Privilege – Banks & Banking – Loan Decision (access required)

Fountain v. First Reliance Bank A banker’s statement that the bank wouldn’t make a loan if plaintiff were involved was true. Even if the statement implied that plaintiff was a poor lending risk, since plaintiff participated in a failed business venture and has a history of neglecting to repay his obligations, the alleged implication was also true.

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