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Kennel owner agrees to dismissal of defamation lawsuit

By Joe Beck

The owner of a Frederick County kennel and a woman he accused of defamation agreed to the dismissal of a lawsuit he filed against her in U.S. District Court.

"This case has been dismissed and all the issues have been resolved. That concludes the case," said William Wallace Jr., the Roanoke attorney who represented the defendant, Sharlin Oren of Berryville.

Judge Michael Urbanski signed the dismissal order Tuesday.

Kennel owner Russell L. Ebersole had sued Oren in a complaint that said her actions targeting his business had caused him "damage to reputation and standing in the community, embarrassment, humiliation and mental suffering."

Ebersole's complaint cited online statements made by Oren and Bridget Kline-Perry as the source of the alleged defamation.

Oren replied in court documents that the allegations made by Ebersole were either irrelevant, "not material to this lawsuit" or lacked enough facts to allow her to admit or deny the accusations.

Kline-Perry was the defendant in an earlier defamation lawsuit in which Ebersole won $30,000 in federal court. He was seeking $3.7 million from Oren.

Wallace and Ebersole's attorney, Thomas Roberts of Richmond, refused to comment on why the two parties agreed to a dismissal of the suit.

Ebersole, who operates Aberdeen Acres Pet Care Center in Stephenson, is still the target of 13 charges of cruelty to animals in Frederick County Circuit Court. He appeared in court Tuesday, and a trial date was scheduled for June 20.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com


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