Reuters has moved to dismiss the case that Joseph Rakofsky recently brought against 81 defendants for defamation. I am one of the defendants, and you can read the background on the case and my response here.
Since I am also now local counsel to 35 of the defendants, I’ve elected to refrain from further commentary, though I have been publishing many of the filings here.
The Reuters motion to dismiss includes its writer Dan Slater. The motion is directed toward the merits, even though Reuters alleges a failure to properly serve the suit.
Counsel for Reuters is Mark Weissman of Herzfeld & Rubin.
This represents the sixth motion in this young case:
The documents for the Reuters motion to dismiss:
Updated 5/24/12: Rakofsky’s Memo of Law in Opposition: Rakofsky Opp Memo Of Law
Updated 6/26/12: Reuters Reply Memo and Opposition to cross-motion to amend the amended complaint:Reply Memo-Law:Opp-x-m