2nd Circ. To Allow Ex-Chauffeur Subpoena In WSJ Libel Fight

Law360, New York (May 26, 2016, 6:10 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Thursday affirmed a New York district court’s decision to deny billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson’s bid to prevent the subpoena of his former chauffeur in the libel case he filed against a Wall Street Journal reporter, ruling his argument was meritless.

Adelson, who sued reporter Kate O’Keeffe in Hong Kong for referring to him as “a scrappy, foul-mouthed billionaire from working-class Dorchester, Mass.” in an article, claimed that the district court abused its discretion in denying his motion to quash the subpoena. The three judge panel didn’t buy that argument, ruling O’Keeffe met all of the requirements...

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