NY Supreme Court tosses Trump defamation lawsuit against New York Times

NEW YORK — A New York Supreme Court justice on Tuesday dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit claiming the New York Times defamed the former president by publishing an opinion piece that accused him of colluding with Russia in the 2016 election. The Trump camp’s lawsuit failed to show that the Gray Lady acted with actual malice — a high legal bar required for successful defamation actions — by publishing the March 2019 piece entitled “The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo,” Justice James d’Auguste wrote in a ruling. “In this regard, bias, or ulterior motive does not constitute actual malice,” d’Augus…

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