Plaintiff's petition to the common council for a masseur's license was referred to the Department of Health. In making their recommendations, defendants, who were connected with the department, submitted the contents of a report, from the department's files, which contained allegedly libelous statements. Held, defendants' communication to the common council was absolutely privileged. Powers v. Vaughn, 312 Mich. 297, 20 N.W. (2d) 196 (1945).
Howard A. Jacobs,
LIBEL AND SLANDER - ABSOLUTE PRIVILEGE - INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS,
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