Defamation Lawsuit by accused Misogynistic Bully Dismissed

Post date: Apr 24, 2022 2:2:1 PM

October 2018

During a contested election for Commissioner of Elections, the (now former) Democratic Commissioner of the Dutchess County Board of Elections sued the County Chair, a former employee of the Board of Elections, and 100 unknown "John and Jane Does" identified as various members of the Dutchess County Democratic Committee for over $2 million, alleging that they defamed him by calling him a "bully" and a "misogynist".

The Supreme Court granted our motion to dismiss, finding that the alleged defamatory language, that the plaintiff was a "bully" and a "misogynist" was not actionable as an opinion.

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