Conde Nast Libel Suit Likely To Face Tough Road

Law360, New York (May 17, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT) -- A Canadian art expert who sued Conde Nast for defamation will likely be ruled a public figure, a federal judge said Friday, a decision that would make it more difficult for him to prove claims related to a 2010 New Yorker article.

U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken said he was”inclined to conclude” that Peter Paul Biro, an expert at the forefront of a movement to scientifically authenticate art, is a “limited-purpose public figure.”

To win a libel suit, a public figure must prove that a...
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