A Brooklyn judge has filed an unusual $10 million defamation suit against attorney Ravi Batra and the New York Daily News. Justice Larry D. Martin's suit alleges that Batra was the source of two Daily News columns and related blog postings falsely accusing the judge of improperly presiding over a case involving a lawyer who had defended him before a judicial conduct commission. The judge claims the articles were "grossly irresponsible" and show an indifference to his "rights and reputation."
N.Y. Judge Files $10 Million Defamation Suit Against Attorney, Newspaper
New York Law Journal
May 5, 2008