NJ Mayor Can't Revive Defamation Suit Over Informant Link

Law360, New York (January 10, 2013, 3:20 PM EST) -- The mayor of Long Branch, N.J., on Thursday lost his bid to reopen a defamation suit over campaign fliers allegedly insinuating he accepted bribes from a former real estate developer, after a state appeals court said he failed to show the statements were maliciously made.

The Appellate Division said Adam Schneider failed to show the statements that linked him to the developer Solomon Dwek — a government witness in several federal corruption cases — were made with actual malice, as is required for defamation cases filed...
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