Saturday, November 27, 2021

Judge Dismisses Libel Lawsuit Against New Yorker

A New York federal Judge, J. Paul Oetken, has dismissed a libel suit brought against The New Yorker magazine and one of its writers by Peter Paul Biro, a forensic art expert who was the subject of a long article in July 2010.

Judge Oetken explained that as a public figure, Biro failed to show that the writer, David Grann, or the New Yorker had acted “recklessly” or “with actual malice.”

The judge’s ruling also applied to Gawker Media, Business Insider, two other Web sites and a biography of Jackson Pollock published by Yale University that wrote about the New Yorker article.

Via The New York Times.


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