Led by the outstanding efforts of Mary Chartier, our client prevailed in the Michigan Supreme Court against Mt. Hope Church in Lansing. The decision reinstated the jury verdict for the defamed plaintiff, allowing the plaintiff to finally recover the damages awarded to her for the egregious conduct of the church's pastor. The case confirms that churches cannot hide behind the legal premise of "qualified privilege" to defame others. This important win represents a victory for those who may be subjected to untruthful words or writings about them disseminated by others.