Judge Roasts Coffee Co.'s NY Times Defamation Suit

Law360, New York (August 11, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT) -- A New York state court judge has dismissed Gorilla Coffee Inc.'s defamation suit against the New York Times Co. over a 2010 story about a dispute between the company and employees at its Brooklyn coffee shop, according to a ruling made public Thursday.

Judge Wayne Saitta ruled on Monday that the newspaper's decision to include a statement from Gorilla employees explaining their decision to quit en masse in a series of blog posts about the dispute did not amount to either defamation or intentional infliction of...
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