Amid the long-running acrimony between lawyers formerly affiliated with the Napoli Bern law firm, a New York judge has narrowed Marie Napoli’s nearly 3-year-old defamation suit against her husband’s former law firm partner, Marc Bern, his attorney and a publicist.

While a judge on Tuesday allowed Marie Napoli’s defamation and tort claims to continue, she dismissed several other claims, including for negligent infliction of emotional distress, malicious prosecution and abuse of process.

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