Federal judge says mayor did not defame

We represented a former mayor of West Valley City, Utah who wrote articles under a pseudonym. In one particular published article, the mayor stated that a contract employee of a fiber optics network, had been accused of extortion in court documents in an employee dispute.  This contract employee filed a defamation lawsuit against the mayor, West Valley City and Deseret Digital Media.  The suit was dismissed by a federal judge and the employee appealed.  The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld.