Houghton Mifflin, NY Times Writer Shake Atty's Nazi Book Row

Law360, New York (February 16, 2016, 7:07 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge held Tuesday that a New York Times reporter and publisher Houghton Mifflin didn't defame an attorney whose father was included in a book about former Nazis who immigrated to America, concluding that the son is instead presented as a devoted child.

U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton tossed Aslan T. Soobzokov’s suit against journalist Eric Lichtblau and publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co., concluding that “The Nazis Next Door” fairly represents the attorney based on information he disclosed to the reporter about his father, an alleged former Nazi who was allowed to immigrate to the...

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