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Defendant loses appeal seeking sanctions for "frivolous" defamation claim

George W. Crawford managed to secure the dismissal of Georgia Ruth Crawford-Cambell's defamation claim, but appealed when the lower court did not agree that the claim was frivolous.  He argued that the one-year statute of limitations had run and that his sister had no reasonable basis to believe that her claims were well-founded.  The Court examined the pleadings of this and that prior litigation between the siblings and concluded that the trial court got it right:  the case should be dismissed, but was not frivolous when it was filed.

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