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Michtavi v. N.Y. Daily News, No. 08-2111

In an action for libel and intentional infliction of emotional distress based on news reports stating that plaintiff, a criminal defendant, was to cooperate with prosecutors, dismissal of the complaint is affirmed where the statement reporting that plaintiff planned to cooperate with authorities was not defamatory as a matter of law.

Read Michtavi v. N.Y. Daily News, No. 08-2111

Appellate Information

Submitted: October 23, 2009

Decided: November 25, 2009


Opinion by Judge Jacobs


For Appellant:

Shemtov Michtavi, pro se, White Deer, PA

For Appellees:

Marion Bachrachm, Dana Moskowitz, DePetris & Bachrach, LLP, New York, NY