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Appeals Court rules in favor of Flagstaff mayor in libel suit

Coral Evans
Coral Evans

By Suanne Adams-Ockrassa | Arizona Daily Sun

The Arizona Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling in favor of Mayor Coral Evans in a libel lawsuit that was filed against her by a developer’s spokesperson. The victory, which turned on a procedural motion and not the substance of the complaint, cost the city $46,393 in legal fees to defend Evans.

Joe Villasenor, a spokesperson for Landmark Properties, filed the lawsuit against Evans in 2014. He accused her of forwarding an email from North Country HealthCare Hermosa Vida Community Organizer Michelle Thomas.

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