Gizmodo Says Deadspin Sale Dooms Defamation Claims

Law360, New York (September 25, 2017, 7:50 PM EDT) -- The owner of sports commentary website Deadspin.com again told the New York bankruptcy judge overseeing the case of former Deadspin parent Gawker Media that a Las Vegas sports betting analyst cannot pursue a lawsuit over an allegedly defamatory article, saying Monday that the deal for the company released all presale claims.

Gizmodo Media Group reiterated its argument that Randall James Busack, known as RJ Bell, and his sports betting media company Pregame LLC should not be allowed to bring a lawsuit over a 2016 article by freelance reporter Ryan Goldberg that was critical of Bell and his business. Gizmodo contends that Gawker’s...

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