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Posted: March 5, 2019

Defamation Claim Dismissed; Alleged Defamatory Statements Subject to Qualified Privilege

On February 20, 2019, the Second Department issued a decision in Udeogalanya v. Kiho, 2019 NY Slip Op. 01251, holding that a defamation claim should be dismissed based on the qualified privilege, explaining: We agree with the defendants’ contention, raised as an alternative ground for affirmance, that the challenged statements were protected by a qualified privilege.... Read more »