Top NY Court Upholds Toss Of Daily News Libel Case

Law360, New York (November 27, 2013, 11:49 AM EST) -- New York's court of last resort on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of the Russian American Foundation Inc.'s libel suit against Daily News LP after lower courts held that the paper was merely reporting on a judicial proceeding when it allegedly tied the nonprofit to bribes taken by now-jailed state Sen. Carl Kruger.

The Court of Appeals' summary order came after a midlevel appellate court, New York's First Department, in August unanimously affirmed trial court dismissal of the case.

The paper, one of its scribes and former...
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