This is a defamation case. The plaintiff is Ritu Walia, M.D.; the defendants are Dr. Walia’s neighbors, Kim Witkowski (“Ms. Witkowski”) and her teenaged daughter, Zoe.
On appeal, Dr. Walia presents us with a single issue, which we have rephrased as follows: did the court err by granting defendant’s motion for summary judgment on the ground that there were no disputes of material fact?
Because we see genuine disputes of material fact even on the face of the unopposed summary judgment papers, we shall reverse.