February 21, 2019

DSB successfully opposed an appeal of a judgment of dismissal, after trial, of a defamation action by a university professor against other faculty members based on a defense of qualified immunity. The Appellate Division, Second Department ruled that the purportedly defamatory statements concerned a matter in which the defendants and the recipients of the defendants’ emails had a common interest, namely, the academic reputation and integrity of the school and its faculty.

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