Tuesday, September 1, 2015
DEFAMATION AND THE CO-OP BOARD
The New York Law Journal reports today that a former co-op board president may go forward with his defamation claim against a group of co-op shareholders who publish a website critical of him (Trump Village Section 4 v. Bezvoleva, 509277/2014, Supreme Ct., Brooklyn). The court stated that the common interest privilege nor the public figure doctrine protected the website and that it could not be considered mere opinion.
Here is a link to the website for anyone to judge for themselves: