Sister Firm Secures Cyber Bullying $4 Million Verdict

Jacoby & Meyers attorney, Michael Feldman, recently worked with sister firm Finkelstein & Partners, LLP to obtain a $4 Million dollar verdict on behalf of a Rockland County woman who was subject to vicious cyberbullying by a local blogger.

 Attorney Michael S. Feldman, who represented Trussell-Slutsky told the jury in his opening statement that once the vile statements intended to defame Trussell-Slutsky were published on the internet his client was exposed to humiliation, anguish, and suffering.

“This case is about the defendant’s reckless disregard for the truth and lack of concern about harming innocent people by publishing false accusations,” said Feldman, Finkelstein & Partners. “The defendants’ motivation was of the worst kind because she tried to profit by intentionally harming Meredith’s good reputation.”

Feldman went on to say that journalists and publishers must be held accountable for their actions. – The Dailey Voice DAILY

Both Jacoby & Meyers and sister firm Finkelstein & Partners are passionate about holding bullies (and the institutions that fail to prevent bullying) accountable for their actions. Below you’ll find basic information regarding bulling.

  • Bullying is any type of abusive behavior, including physical (harming a person or their property), social (spreading rumors, international public embarrassment or exclusion), and verbal (taunting, threatening).
  • Warning signs an individual is experiencing bullying include: unexplainable injuries, underperforming academically or professionally, frequent headaches, stomach aches (or faking illnesses), and self-destructive behaviors.
  • Effects of bullying often include depression and anxiety, health issues, and decreased academic/professional achievement.

Stopbullying.gov warns: If you know someone in serious distress or danger, don’t ignore the problem. Get help right away. If you or a loved one have been the victim of bullying contact us today.

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As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

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This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

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