New York Consolidated Laws, Civil Rights Law - CVR § 74. Privileges in action for libel

A civil action cannot be maintained against any person, firm or corporation, for the publication of a fair and true report of any judicial proceeding, legislative proceeding or other official proceeding, or for any heading of the report which is a fair and true headnote of the statement published.

This section does not apply to a libel contained in any other matter added by any person concerned in the publication;  or in the report of anything said or done at the time and place of such a proceeding which was not a part thereof.


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