Breitling Hits Petroleum News Bakken With Defamation Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 5, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT) -- Breitling Oil and Gas Corp. hit Petroleum Newspapers of Alaska LLC with a defamation lawsuit in Texas county court on Thursday, saying the oil and gas trade publication published an article with patently false information that caused harm to Breitling’s reputation.

Breitling said the suit is the vehicle through which it can recover for the “outlandish and brazen acts” of Petroleum Newspapers, which does business as Petroleum News Bakken. Bakken, which Breitling said has a wide and respected audience, published an article in July that said...
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