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Pearson v. Dodd
Citation:410 F.2d 701 (D.C. Cir. 1969)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Pearson v. Dodd
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The defendants published articles that they were aware contained information that had been improperly obtained from the plaintiff’s office. Two members of the plaintiffs staff repeatedly entered the plaintiff’s office and removed documents without the plaintiff’s permission, and then turned the documents over to defendants to be published.
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