Defamation claims hold true in sports as in life

The defamation lawsuit by former Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman against Al-Jazeera over their controversial documentary survived another motion to dismiss earlier this month. Zimmerman, et al., v. Al-Jazeera America, et al., 2016 WL 66950 (D.D.C.).The ongoing lawsuit stems from an Al-Jazeera America undercover expose that aired in late 2015 — &ldquo …

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