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RISC Hold That Phrase "Smoking Gun" Is Not Slander Per Se

In a long-running dispute arising from the dissolution of a law firm, the Rhode Island Supreme Court has held that the phrase "smoking gun" is not slander per se, that a claim for tortious interference with contract requires a quantification of damages and that the trial court can grant a new trial under Rule 59 based on errors of law committed when ruling on a Rule 50 motion.