New Canaanite

The Clinic successfully defended New Canaanite, an online publication covering local issues in New Canaan, CT and its owner, Michael Dinan, in a lawsuit involving their recording and reporting on a town hearing in which the plaintiff, Farva Jafri, was appealing a $30 parking ticket. Jafri alleged that the New Canaanite and Dinan’s reporting defamed her and placed her in a false light and that Dinan assaulted her while recording the hearing. The Clinic moved to dismiss all counts against its clients, and the court granted that motion in full on jurisdictional grounds.

Key Documents


Motion to Dismiss

Motion to Dismiss Memorandum of Law

Declaration of Michael Dinan on Motion to Dismiss

Order on Motion to Dismiss