Conde Nast Libel Suit May Hinge On 'Public Figure' Ruling

Law360, New York (February 13, 2013, 6:13 PM EST) -- Conde Nast told a New York federal judge on Wednesday that discovery in Canadian forensic art expert Peter Paul Biro’s defamation suit against The New Yorker should not proceed before deciding whether or not Biro is a public figure, saying a "public figure" designation would require Biro to prove that the magazine acted maliciously. 

Conde Nast counsel David A. Schulz told U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken at a hearing that he should rule on motions from co-defendants Gawker Media LLC and Business Insider Inc. regarding...
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