Discovery Paused In Pol's $435M Defamation Beef With CNN
Law360, New York (June 30, 2020, 6:14 PM EDT) -- A Manhattan federal judge said Tuesday that California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes must wait to take discovery of CNN in his $435 million suit alleging the news network defamed him with an allegedly false report that said he traveled to Ukraine to "dig up dirt" on presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang ruled during a telephone conference that a CNN motion to dismiss the suit, if granted, could obviate the need for burdensome fact-finding. Briefing on CNN's dismissal motion, to be decided by Manhattan U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain, will last through the middle...
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