Spitzer Escapes Marsh Exec's Defamation Suit In 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (September 18, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Wednesday threw out a suit by a former Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. executive alleging he was defamed in a Slate magazine column written by onetime New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer regarding an investigation into the firm's supposed insurance price-fixing scheme.

A three-judge panel found that "a reasonable reader” could not have concluded that Spitzer's statements in an August 2010 column about the company defamed William Gilman in particular. Gilman was convicted and sentenced, but the case was dismissed due to prosecutorial...
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