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Clarkstown teacher wins $4 million libel award against Rockland blogger

Steve Lieberman, Rockland/Westchester Journal News

A Clarkstown elementary school teacher seeking to restore her reputation won a $4 million libel award against a Rockland blogger who defamed her  during a six-month social media campaign.

The state Supreme Court jury gave Meredith Trussell-Slutsky some measure of redemption by finding Carol McIlmurray libeled her with written articles and false accusations on her Rockland Post blog and other social media posts, according to a news release from Trussell-Slutsky’s attorneys.

“I am deeply grateful to the six members of the Rockland jury,” Trussell-Slutsky, who has long been active in anti-bullying programs in the Clarkstown schools, said in the statement. “They listened to the facts and decided to award a large amount of money to tell these defendants, and bullies in general, that this type of malevolence is not acceptable in our community.”

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Andrew Finkelstein

Mr. Finkelstein is the Managing Partner of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP. He has become a noted consumer activist through his representation of injured individuals against corporate wrongdoers and irresponsible parties. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Finkelstein has represented Plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has successfully handled dozens of multi-million dollar cases.