Questioning the legality of tactics used by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to sue gun dealers, an Atlanta federal judge has allowed a Georgia gun shop's defamation suit against Bloomberg and other New York officials to go forward. Judge J. Owen Forrester rejected officials' efforts to dismiss the suit by Adventure Outdoors, one of 27 shops facing Bloomberg's suit in New York. Forrester also rejected efforts by New York's lawyers to transfer the case to New York or dismiss it for lack of jurisdiction.
Federal Judge: Ga. Gun Shop's Defamation Suit Against N.Y. Officials Can Go Forward
October 5, 2007