Winslow v. Saltsman update

This is a follow-up post to the story that broke this morning wherein Robin Smith’s former communications director Mark Winslow filed suit against U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann’s chief campaign consultant, Chip Saltsman.

Chattanooga TV station WRCB posted a story on its website containing a few more details, and later uploaded the complaint. The suit seeks $750,000 in damages for “defamation and tortious interference with a contractual relationship.” It alleges that Saltsman somehow acquired a confidential employment agreement that had been stored in Tennessee Republican Party chair Chris Devaney’s office, and that Saltsman then distributed that document to the media.

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by A.C. Kleinheider, brianhornback. brianhornback said: @joelance: So is the Winslow/Saltman lawsuit really about a Confidential Employment Contract or about defamation? […]

  2. […] used his submitted question to ask Fleischmann to confirm that he stood by sworn deposition in the Winslow v. Saltsman lawsuit, namely, that he had not fully previewed all campaign ads in the 2010 cycle. Fleischmann […]