Friday, April 17, 2009

Olympia man wins lawsuit over 'communist' label

Olympia man wins lawsuit over 'communist' label - South Sound - The Olympian - Olympia, Washington, April 17, 2009.

Being a communist sympathizer is a hot-button issue within the Vietnamese community, since many of the Vietnamese people who settled in the U.S. were opponents of the communists and oppose the current regime. So when several people accused Duc Tan and his organization, Vietnamese Community of Thurston County of being communist sympathizers, it hurt him and his business.

Five years and a three-week trial later, a jury awarded him $225,000 in damages.

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