Calif. Judge Tosses Atty's Defamation Suit Over Mining Deal

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 8:48 PM EDT) -- A former business law attorney with Denner Pellegrino LLP likely will have to pursue his defamation case against Canadian mining financier Stan Bharti over a Mongolian mining venture in a Toronto court after a judge ruled Monday that California is not the proper venue.

U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real granted Bharti's motion to dismiss for lack of a convenient forum without addressing the merits of the case, in which attorney Daniel P. Neelon alleged Bharti made false statements in two press releases implying that Neelon...
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