Conde Nast Faces $10M Libel Suit Over Vanity Fair Article

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 1:36 PM EDT) -- Marianne Nestor-Cassini, the wife of late fashion designer Oleg Cassini, hit Conde Nast Publications with a $10 million libel suit in New York state court on Wednesday, alleging that a Vanity Fair article made false and scandalous claims about her.

The September 2010 article by reporter Maureen Orth, titled "Cassini Royale," detailed the ongoing legal dispute over the designer's estate. Nestor-Cassini claims the piece was "geared toward sensationalism and intended to injure Marianne" and is seeking at least $10 million in damages.

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