Libel Lawsuit over Eliot Spitzer's Slate Article Dismissed

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Eliot Spitzer was sued for libel over this Slate report. (Credit : Slate, screenshot)

iMediaEthics wrote last year when former New York governor Eliot Spitzer was sued over an Aug. 2010 article for Slate. The two people suing Spitzer, “former Marsh & McLennan Cos executive” William Gilman and Edward McNenney, weren’t named in the article, but they claimed Spitzer was referring to them.

Gilman’s libel lawsuit has been “dismissed” and deemed “not libelous” by a judge, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press reported.

U.S. District Judge, J. Paul Oetken, determined that the article in question wasn’t “of and concerning” Marsh & McLennan Cos.

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Libel Lawsuit over Eliot Spitzer’s Slate Article Dismissed

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