Judge Narrows Art Expert's Libel Case Against Conde Nast

Law360, New York (August 9, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge kept alive a Canadian forensic art expert’s defamation suit against Conde Nast Publications over an article highlighting his work published in The New Yorker, but tossed claims that the article as a whole was defamatory.

In a 95-page opinion, U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken partially granted a motion by Conde Nast and reporter David Grann seeking to toss the suit brought by Peter Paul Biro, narrowing and trimming claims that the allegedly libelous article damaged the art authenticator’s reputation. ...
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