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January 2011

Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal of Libel Claim Against the New York Post: Article Protected by Fair Report Privilege


Article Protected by Fair Report Privilege

In May 2007, a Brooklyn Muslim minister or imam was introduced to a young Egyptian woman through an on-line dating service that catered to followers of the Islamic faith.  Over the next few weeks, the couple engaged in a brief, but troubled courtship that ultimately left the young woman allegedly fearing for her life, left the imam defending against a civil lawsuit that the woman brought against him for libel, false imprisonment, and intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, and left the New York Post with a story about an unusual civil proceeding in the Supreme Court in Brooklyn.