Court Won't Revive Justice's $10M Daily News Defamation Suit

Law360, New York (July 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT) -- A New York appellate court on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of New York Supreme Court Justice Larry D. Martin's $10 million defamation lawsuit against the New York Daily News and former columnist Errol Louis over articles Judge Martin says portrayed him as corrupt.

The appeals court found that, although it agreed with the Brooklyn judge’s arguments that the published columns were susceptible to a defamatory interpretation, were not protected opinion and were not privileged under New York Civil Rights Law, the justice also had the burden of showing actual malice — which he had not done. 

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