Appeals Court Holds Kasowitz Didn’t Defame Ex-Atty

Law360, New York (June 18, 2010, 7:46 PM EDT) -- A New York appeals court has upheld the dismissals of a defamation case brought against Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP by the former head of the law firm’s intellectual property practice who was ousted for allegedly sexually harassing junior lawyers, as well as Kasowitz’s breach of contract suit.

The appellate division of the New York State Supreme Court on Thursday found that Jeremy Pitcock’s allegations that he was harmed by a press release issued by his former law firm stating he had been “terminated for...
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