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.
Submitted: October 23, 2009
Decided: November 25, 2009
Opinion by Judge Jacobs
Shemtov Michtavi, pro se, White Deer, PA
Marion Bachrachm, Dana Moskowitz, DePetris & Bachrach, LLP, New York, NY