Fla. Appeals Court Won't Transfer Ponzi Defamation Suit

Law360, Miami (June 4, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT) -- A former investment firm owner's dafamation case will stay in Florida after an appeals court ruled Wednesday that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying the defendants' motion to transfer it to New York.

Plaintiff A.J. Discala, perhaps best known as the ex-husband of "Sopranos" actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler, filed the suit against Mark A. Nordlicht and seven other defendants, claiming they made defamatory comments falsely linking him to the attorney Scott Rothstein's $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme that were then posted on a financial...
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