Claiming absolute privileges and immunities as a defense in litigation
The plaintiff in this Article 78 action, Crvelin, alleged that the Board of Education of City School District of City of Niagara Falls undertook an investigation and ultimately passed a resolution concluding that she had violated the residency policy and directed that the process to terminate Crvelin’s employment be commenced. Crvelin contended that the School District had defamed her and that as a result of the School District’s action she had suffered intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Crvelin v Board of Educ. of City Sch. Dist. of City of Niagara Falls, 2016 NY Slip Op 07783, Appellate Division, Fourth Department