A New York state appeals court has ruled that a defamation lawsuit launched by Brooklyn criminal defense lawyer Bernard Udell and his wife, longtime Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Bernadette Bayne, against the New York Post over an article published about Udell must be dismissed.

The lawyer and former judge’s suit was lodged in 2014 against the Post after it published an article earlier that year about Udell using Bayne’s judicial license plates to wrongfully park behind the Queens Supreme Court building.

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