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The Austin family, captured in a happy moment before a mysterious ailment threatened to paralyze or kill their baby, Christian. Gary Austin was subsequently fired from his job at Horizon Human Services which has now sued him for defamation.

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Stricken family faces defamation lawsuit

Employer’s suit cites Facebook posts saying Payson man fired to cut health care costs

A Payson counseling and social services agency has sued a former employee for defamation because he complained on his Facebook account and in interviews with the newspaper that he was fired in large part because his infant son’s grave illness cost the agency’s health plan too much money.


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