Published On: Fri, Aug 13th, 2021

Project Veritas Prepares to Depose New York Times After NY Supreme Court Ruling

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Journalism nonprofit Project Veritas can depose New York Times employees in what could become a landmark case for defamation, a New York Supreme Court judge ruled this week. New York Supreme Court Justice Charles Wood on March 20 ruled against the paper’s request to dismiss a lawsuit from Project Veritas over stories that the watchdog says defamed it. The New York Times later moved to halt all discovery in the action, claiming that moving forward would needlessly burden the paper and the court system and that their appeal raises “novel and important” legal questions that will benefit from review. But New York Supreme Court Justice Joan Lefkowitz on Thursday ruled against the paper, concluding Project Veritas would be “substantially prejudiced” by a delay in discovery—a delay that could last up to three years if the stay was granted. “Here, having first failed to convince the Court that plaintiffs case should …

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