The Second Circuit today affirmed Judge’s Oetken’s decision from August 2013 dismissing defamation claims against the New Yorker stemming from a 2010 profile of Peter Paul Biro, a specialist in art authentication through fingerprint analysis who was featured in the documentary Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?.  The Second Circuit found that Rule 8 requires a “limited-purpose public figure” to plausibly plead that defendants acted with actual malice, which the plaintiff in this case had failed to do.

Our previous coverage of the case is here.

H/T How Appealing