Ex-Marsh Exec Hits Spitzer, Slate With $60M Libel Suit

Law360, New York (August 22, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT) -- A former Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. executive filed a $60 million defamation lawsuit Friday in New York against Eliot Spitzer and online magazine Slate, claiming one of Spitzer's columns libelously misrepresented the outcome of a price-fixing probe.

The complaint filed by ex-Marsh executive William Gilman claims a Spitzer column published in August 2010 by Slate titled "They Still Don't Get It" suggested that Gilman was guilty of criminal conduct, even though his conviction in 2008 of one count of restraint of trade and competition was...
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