Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern said it is well settled that only in limited circumstances can statements made in a courtroom be the subject of a defamation action, and those circumstances did not apply to solo practitioner Richard Savitt's claims that attorney Matthew Blit files frivolous suits against high-profile figures to extract money from them in a "shakedown."
Courtroom Comments at Core of Libel Suit Are Ruled Privileged
New York Law Journal
January 3, 2013
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