Good for the judge! I don’t know how this will turn out, but the judge’s decision defies the commonly held idea that you can’t win a defamation case against public figures. (And drat! The New York Law Journal doesn’t name names in this abstract. UPDATE: see below.)
Lawsuit by Candidate Who Says Flyer Defamed Him Proceeds
Ben Bedell, New York Law Journal
UPDATE 4/28/2016. Here’s the caption. Eager or enterprising readers can now go into the New York State Supreme Court data base and read the complaint and this decision. I suspect the named defendant, “Stone,” is Roger Stone, but I can’t dig around for confirmation without saving this update first. So I will. And will come back if get more.
Redlich v. Stone, 109005/11
- Supreme Court, New York County, IAS Part 23
- Justice Richard Braun
UPDATE 2. Yes, the named defendant is Roger Stone.