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August 2021

New York Federal District Court Dismisses Financier’s Libel Case

By Robert P. LoBue
The decision covers a number of issues of current interest to the media bar, including the circumstances in which hyperlinking to an earlier, allegedly libelous article is a republication starting a new limitations period, the scope of the “issue of public interest” standard in the recently-enacted amendments of New York Anti-SLAPP statute, and the actionability in the context of newsgathering of torts such as interference with confidentiality agreements and inducement to breach of fiduciary duty.