Friday, July 17, 2009

Judge Allowed to Sue N.Y. Daily News, But Not a Lawyer Thought to Be a Source

Posted 3 hours, 30 minutes ago
By Debra Cassens Weiss

A Manhattan judge has tossed another New York judge’s $10 million defamation claim against a lawyer thought to be the source of two critical newspaper columns in the New York Daily News.

But the plaintiff, Judge Larry Martin of Brooklyn, may still pursue his claim against the newspaper and the author of the columns, Errol Louis, the New York Law Journal reports. The columns addressed judicial corruption and claimed Martin presided over a case involving a lawyer who had represented him before the judicial conduct commission. More.

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