Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Judd Burstein, New York, New York (Peter B. Schalk, Matthew G. DeOreo, Law Office of Judd Burstein, P.C., New York, New York, of counsel), for Plaintiffs-Appellants-Cross-Appellees.
Stephen A. Cozen, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Robert W. Hayes, Marlo Pagano-Kelleher, Cozen O'Connor, P.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Edward Hayum, New York, New York, of counsel), for Defendant-Appellee-Cross-Appellant.
Before: CARDAMONE, McLAUGHLIN, and WESLEY, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.
CARDAMONE, Circuit Judge.
Plaintiff Lou DiBella sued defendant Bernard Hopkins, a former business associate, for libel. DiBella alleged that Hopkins made four libelous statements about him. After a jury trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York before Judge Denny Chin in November 2002, the plaintiff was awarded a substantial verdict based on one of Hopkins' libelous statements. DiBella appeals from the judgment of that award entered...
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