Gawker, Deadspin Libel Suit Set For Feb. 14 Trial

By Ryan Boysen (December 12, 2017, 4:51 PM EST) -- A sports gambling guru and a writer accused of defaming him will go head to head in New York bankruptcy court after a judge set a Feb. 14 trial date to determine whether the journalist is protected by an injunction tied to the sale of the website's bankrupt former parent Gawker Media.

At a hearing Tuesday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stuart M. Bernstein set the February trial date for the dispute, which is being closely watched by professional media organizations.

Randall James Busack, known as RJ Bell, and his sports betting media company Pregame LLC are suing freelancer Ryan Goldberg and...

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