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Teacher Wins $4M Libel Award Against Online Blogger

Kathy Reakes, Mount Pleasant Daily Voice

A Rockland County blogger was hit with a $4 million verdict for allegedly cyber-bullying a local Clarkstown elementary school teacher on her blog.

Meredith Trussell-Slutsky of Clarkstown was awarded $500,000 in compensatory, and $3.5 million in punitive damages by a state Supreme Court jury on Friday during the trial accusing Carol McIlmurray of libeling her through articles and false accusations on her Rockland Post blog and through other social media posts, according to a news release from Trussell-Slutsky’s attorneys.

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