Appeals Court Clears NY Daily News Of Libeling Nonprofit

Law360, New York (August 6, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT) -- A New York state appeals court on Tuesday upheld dismissal of the Russian American Foundation Inc.'s libel suit against the Daily News, finding the newspaper was merely reporting on a judicial proceeding when it allegedly tied the nonprofit to bribes taken by now-jailed state Sen. Carl Kruger.

The unanimous First Department decision absolved the paper, one of its scribes and former Editor-in-Chief Kevin Convey of eight libel causes and a cause of action for negligent hiring with respect to Convey, who the nonprofit claimed "had a...
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