[Eugene Volokh] Libel, Time, Brexit, and Monaco

An allegedly bogus dossier on plaintiff was sent by defendant to a third party in 2003 — and then hit the news in 2017. Can plaintiff sue for libel?From Chandler v. Berlin, decided today by District Judge Amit Mehta (moved text noted with curly braces): Defendant Donald Berlin is a private investigator who, in February 2003, prepared what Plaintiff Christopher Chandler terms a "Pitch." {Berlin prepared the document … for one Robert Eringer, a resident of Monaco who had ingratiated himself with Prince Albert II of Monaco. Eringer had told the Prince that he could help investigate people living in Monaco who were suspected of engaging in financial improprieties, including Plaintiff and his brother.} According to Plaintiff, the Pitch is a 134-page document that contains a host of false assertions, accusing Plaintiff and his brother of engaging in various criminal activities, such as money laundering and having ties to organized crime in Russia and Russian…

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