The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has upheld a District Court ruling that threw out a
|The Third Circuit US Court of Appeals courtroom in|
Philadelphia (US Courts photo)
According to "Law360," a federal judge dismissed Ames's suit last summer on the basis that the statements in the article were "true on their face." Ames appealed and the third circuit agreed with the district court judge in November, noting that "(t)ruth is an affirmative defense to a defamation claim under Pennsylvania law."