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BuzzFeed Defends Press Privilege In Dossier Defamation Suit

Law360 (February 12, 2018, 10:26 PM EST) -- BuzzFeed has urged a Florida federal court to deny a Russian tech executive's bid for a partial judgment in his defamation suit over the website's publication of a dossier alleging ties between Russia and President Donald Trump, saying he wrongly argued it had to independently “verify” all of the contents.

In his Jan. 18 motion, plaintiff Aleksej Gubarev asked the court to strike BuzzFeed Inc.'s defenses that it is shielded by exceptions in defamation law known as the fair reporting privilege and the neutral report privilege....
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