The law of defamation in New York Source: New York State Bar Journal Mitchell H. Rubinstein, Adjunct Professor at the New York Law School and St. John's University – School of Law and a frequent contributor to NYPPL, has written an article entitled A Peek at New York Defamation Law that has been published by the New York State Bar Journal [82 N.Y.S. Bar J. 58 (Nov./Dec. 2010)], This article is a primer on the law of defamation in New York. The author discusses the definition of defamation, litigation issues involving pre-complaint disclosure, defenses such as truth and opinion as well as the different types of privileges that may be applicable. You can download the article from Professor Rubinstein's SSRN page [Publication #18] at no charge, here.
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