Friday, May 9, 2014
Federal Court Dismisses Banker's Lawsuit Against Arizona State Law Prof for Defamation in Wash. U. Law Review Article and Subsequent Lecture
Following up on my previous post, Banker Sues Arizona State Law Prof, Wash. U. Law Review, for Defamation in Of Meat and Manhood Article, involving a lawsuit by New Jersey banker Robert Catalanello against Zachary Kramer (Arizona State) for defamation in his article, Of Meat and Manhood, 89 Wash. U. L. Rev. 287 (2011), and in a subsequent lecture at Western New England University School of Law. The article and lecture discussed a lawsuit brought by Ryan Pacifico, a fired employee, who alleged that Mr. Catalanello discriminated against him because of his vegetarianism and perceived homosexuality.
On Wednesday, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed the case:
Catalanello v. Kramer, No. 13 Civ. 7121 (S.D.N.Y. May 7, 2014). Washington University and Western New England previously were dismissed as defendants in the lawsuit.
For more, see Law 360, Law Prof Escapes Defamation Suit Over Law Review Article.