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February 2021

Barron’s Wins Dismissal of Prominent Securities Lawyer’s Defamation Complaint

By Natalie J. Spears and Gregory R. Naron
In a victory for investigative journalism emphasizing New York law’s strong protection for headlines, Judge Paul Engelmayer of the Southern District of New York dismissed with prejudice all claims against Dow Jones and veteran reporter Bill Alpert in a defamation lawsuit brought by a prominent securities lawyer arising from an online Barron’s magazine article.