Tim West Wins Summary Judgment in District of Kansas Defamation Case
Tim West obtained summary judgment for a firm client that owns Hillcrest Country Club in Kansas City. Following an article on Golf.com concerning the golf course that referenced statements made by persons affiliated with Hillcrest, plaintiff sued both the entity that owns the golf course and the publisher of Golf.com. Plaintiff alleged that statements made about him in the article caused the defendants to be liable to him under theories of defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Judge Crabtree wrote an expansive opinion explaining why plaintiff’s claims failed under Kansas law. This is a good read if you are litigating either defamation or intentional infliction of emotional distress under Kansas law. Give Tim and call or send him an email if you would like a copy of Judge Crabtree’s opinion.