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Finkel v. Dauber
Citation:29 Misc.3d 325, 906 N.Y.S.2d 697 (2010)
Finkel (plaintiff) was a member of a private Facebook group called “90 Cents Short of a Dollar.” The plaintiff sued four other members of the group, Michael Dauber, Melinda Danowitz, Leah Hers, and Jeff Schwartz (defendants), for defamation after the defendants made posts about her contracting AIDS by having sex with a horse, having sex with a baboon, and having sex with a fireman prostitute. Although her name was not used, she alleges one of the posts revealed her identity by referencing a picture of her morphing into a devil. The plaintiff and the defendants moved for summary judgment.
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