Arianna Huffington Settles Suit Over HuffPost Idea

Law360, San Francisco (May 21, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT) -- Arianna Huffington has reached an undisclosed settlement with two Democratic consultants who accused her of stealing their idea for what ultimately became the Huffington Post, exiting the lawsuit shortly after a New York judge refused to grant her a win in the case, according to a court ruling Monday.

Plaintiffs Peter Daou and James Boyce agreed to completely dismiss their claims against Huffington and co-defendant Kenneth Lerer, the Huffington Post's co-founder, saying they have determined their allegations are "without merit," court papers said. AOL Inc., which owns the Huffington Post, will pay Daou and Boyce an undisclosed sum as part of...

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