A judge's unusual $10 million defamation suit against attorney Ravi Batra for allegedly telling a New York Daily News columnist the judge improperly presided over a case involving a lawyer who represented the judge before a judicial conduct commission has been dismissed. However, a defamation claim has been allowed to proceed against the paper and columnist Errol Louis. The judge had claimed he was defamed by two articles and several blog postings about judicial corruption.
Judge's Defamation Suit Against Lawyer Is Dismissed
New York Law Journal
July 17, 2009