Eliot Spitzer, Slate Get Marsh Exec's Libel Suit Nixed

Law360, New York (September 28, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge tossed a suit Friday brought by a former Marsh & McLennan Cos. executive alleging he was defamed in a Slate magazine column written by onetime New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer on the state's investigation of an insurance price-fixing scheme.

U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken specifically granted defendants Spitzer and Slate's motion for judgment on the pleadings, in which they argued that William Gilman's suit was based on defective defamation claims and one of the challenged statements in the allegedly defamatory...
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