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Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: D.C. Court Affirms Michael Mann’s Right to Proceed in Defamation Lawsuit

Superior Court of D.C. has affirmed Michael Mann’s right to proceed in his defamation lawsuit against Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), the National Review, Inc. and related parties. The Court’s ruling is significant for giving a climate scientist a potential remedy against those who...

Warning To NY Litigators − What Privilege Attaches To Pre-Litigation Attorney Statements? NY Appeals Court Answers: Qualified

By Richard F. Hans , Andrew L. Deutsch , and Cherelle I. Glimp New York law has long recognized that attorneys who make defamatory statements in connection with an existing litigation enjoy an absolute privilege against claims for libel and slander. Whether such a privilege extends to statements...