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Second Circuit Affirms Judge Oetken’s Decision Dismissing Art Authenticator’s Defamation Claims Against the New Yorker

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 … Continue Reading

Judge Oetken Dismisses Claims in Biro Defamation Lawsuit Relating to New Yorker Article

In the defamation action stemming from a 2010 New Yorker profile of  Peter Paul Biro (a specialist in art authentication through fingerprint analysis who was featured in the documentary  Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?), Judge Oetken yesterday granted a motion  for judgment on the pleadings filed by the New Yorker Defendants (Conde Nast, and David Grann, … Continue Reading

Judge Oetken Allows Art Authenticator to Proceed With Defamation Claims Concerning New Yorker Article

In a 65-page opinion issued today, Judge Oetken allowed Peter Paul Biro, who is known for art authentication through fingerprint analysis, to proceed with certain of his defamation and related claims arising from a July 2010 New Yorker article raising questions about him. The article itself is appended to the decision. The defendants had moved … Continue Reading
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