Daily Beast, Others Face $5M Defamation Suit From Prep Mom

Law360, New York (April 13, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT) -- Newsweek Daily Beast Co. LLC and three other media companies were hit Wednesday with a $5 million suit by a woman who says the outlets printed articles falsely stating she had no evidence to back tax fraud allegations she publicly leveled against an elite Manhattan school.

Seema Kalia, whose daughter was a second-grader at the Trinity School in Manhattan last year, has sued for defamation in New York state court. Kalia sparked a controversy in 2011 when she posted on her Twitter and Facebook pages that...
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