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Posted: December 1, 2017

Litigation Privilege Bars Defamation Claim

On November 28, 2017, the First Department issued a decision in Peters v. Coutsodontis, 2017 NY Slip Op. 08308, holding that the litigation privilege barred a defamation claim, explaining: Supreme Court properly concluded that the alleged defamatory statements were pertinent to the 2005 action and therefore absolutely protected by the judicial proceedings privilege. The statement… Read more »