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Judge: Laura Taaylor Swain
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (New York County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Not Available
Defendant's Attorney: Not Available
Description: New York, New York - Republican U.S. Representative sued CNN on a defamation theory seeking $435 million in damages from CNN for failing to ask for a retraction for a false news article aired by DNN on November 22, 2019.
CNN published a report that Nunes was involved in efforts to get “dirt” on then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
CNN lawyers said Nunes and his staff had declined to comment prior to publication on whether Nunes had met with a Ukrainian prosecutor.
California law, which Swain said was appropriate for the case, requires that a retraction be demanded in writing within 20 days of the publication of a story.
Outcome: Motion for summary judgment granted.