Huffington Loses Bid To Toss HuffPo Origin Suit

Law360, New York (May 24, 2011, 5:56 PM ET) -- A New York state court judge refused Tuesday to toss two Democratic strategists' breach of contract suit accusing liberal blog queen Arianna Huffington of stealing their idea to create her eponymous website, which AOL Inc. recently bought for $315 million.

Huffington and media magnate Kenneth Lerer, who helped bankroll the launch of The Huffington Post, had asked Judge Charles E. Ramos to dismiss the complaint. But during a hearing on the motion, an occasionally testy Judge Ramos issued an initial ruling from the bench saying the...
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