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Cilevitz Defamation Lawsuits Dismissed

Councillor Karen Cilevitz's defamation suits against Matt Bergman and a second one against Matt Bergman, Marcia Papa, Gregory Swain, Nick Papa were dismissed on August 5, 2022 by the court under the anti-SLAPP (Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation) legislation.

Note: The city, Perrelli and Grossman were settled with Cilevitz under confidential seal and as a result removed from the original defamation lawsuit.


These lawsuits stem from a dispute that began in December 2017 between Cilevitz, Steffi Goodfield and Matt Bergman. Read more here.



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