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Court of Appeals – Defamation: Stega, et al v. New York Downtown Hospital, et al.

New York State Court of Appeals Defamation Absolute privilege – Participation in judicial and quasi-judicial proceedings Stega, et al v. New York Downtown Hospital, et al. No. 80 Judge Fahey Background: At issue is whether the statements made by one of the defendants, as published, are protected by absolute privilege as quasi-judicial. The underlying defamation claim involved a proceeding wherein the ...