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No discovery rule extension to slander, libel (access required)

In a recent ruling, without precedence from the S.C. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court relied on cases from other states in holding that the discovery rule does not extend to libel and slander claims; rather, the two-year statute of limitations begins upon utterance. In Meisner v. ZymoGenetics, Inc., plaintiff Rhonda Meisner, a former surgical sales ...

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