Melito & Adolfsen P.C.
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New York City And The World

Month: February 2015

In Front, Inc. v. Khalil, NY Court of Appeals refuses to extend absolute immunity from defamation claims accorded litigation communications to pre-litigation communications, like cease-and-desist letters, granting them qualified immunity instead

Answering the open question of whether pre-litigation communications by attorneys are entitled to the same absolute privilege from defamation claims as litigation communications, the Court of Appeals has just held that they are protected by a qualified privilege...

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