The Journal News Defeats Defamation Claim


Satterlee attorneys Mark Fowler, Glenn Edwards, and Jennifer McArdle obtained dismissal of a defamation action against The Journal News (a Gannett daily newspaper) and several of its reporters on the ground that the statements contested by the plaintiff were accurate reports of an investigation by a public agency and thus protected by the fair report privilege set forth in New York Civil Rights Law § 74.  Fields v. The County of Westchester, et al., Index No. 50797/2016, 2017 WL 353501 (Westchester Cnty.) (Giacomo, J.S.C.). Click here to see the full decision.