Patel quoted on update in Deadspin Freelancer Libel Suit

Patel quoted on update in Deadspin Freelancer Libel Suit
Gawker, Deadspin Libel Suit Set For Feb. 14 Trial
January 4, 2018
Ryan Boysen
Law 360

Dipesh Patel, a member of the Firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice, is quoted in this article on an update in the Gawker, Deadspin libel suit involving Deadspin freelancer Ryan Goldberg and RJ Bell. the article explains that Bell is suing Goldberg for an article appearing on Deadspin, an entity of Gawker Media. However, attorneys for Goldberg are arguing that the suit is blocked by a third-party release in Gawker Media’s sale order, which released the publisher’s writers from liability when Univision Communications Inc. purchased most of its assets. Dipesh, who represents Goldberg in the suit, says “We believe that Mr. Goldberg is protected by the third-party release and injunction set forth in Gawker’s confirmed Chapter 11 plan.”

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