Sottile v. Richters, No. 002304/2008 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. filed May 12, 2008).

Status: Motion to dismiss denied.

Kingston, N.Y. mayor James Sottile sued blogger Clark Richters for an entry on his Ulster County Politics blog ( alleging that “Mayor Sottile to be indicted for Bid Rigging” in relation to the demolition of a municipal parking garage. In late November 2008, the court denied a motion by Richters to dismiss the claim under New York’s anti-SLAPP statute.

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