We wrote last year when Biro filed his $2 million lawsuit against the magazine claiming the article was “written and published with malice and an indifference to the standards of responsible journalism.”
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According to the Times, Judge J. Paul Oetken ruled August 7 that “part of” Biro’s lawsuit should be dismissed but that he can still sue over a portion of the article. The Times quoted from Oetken’s ruling:
“The Article as a whole does not make express accusations against Biro, or suggest concrete conclusions about whether or not he is a fraud. Rather, it lays out evidence that may raise questions, and allows the reader to make up his or her own mind…At the same time, there can be little doubt that even a publication that, on the whole, merely raises questions has the potential to have serious consequences on a plaintiff’s reputation.”