SCHINDLER v. SEILER

No. 06-2299.

474 F.3d 1008 (2007)

Jay J. SCHINDLER, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Joseph C. SEILER and Synthes Spine Company, L.P., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided February 5, 2007.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Carol S. Dittmar (argued), Chippewa Falls, WI, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Robert J. Kasieta, Madison, WI, Anthony B. Haller (argued), Philadelphia, PA, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before BAUER, CUDAHY, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.


BAUER, Circuit Judge.

Dr. Jay J. Schindler appeals the entry of summary judgment in favor of Joseph Seiler and Seiler's employer, Synthes Spine Company, L.P. ("Synthes"). Dr. Schindler brought this diversity action, alleging that Seiler had defamed him by informing a third party, Dr. Kerry White, that Dr. Schindler was a "bad doctor" who had "paralyzed four patients." Both Seiler and Dr. White deny that Seiler made these statements.

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