United States District Judge Dismisses Case Against Newsday

In a comprehensive decision granting summary judgment, United States District Judge Joseph F. Bianco dismissed all federal claims against the Newsday its former publisher Timothy Knight, former editor John Mancini, and current reporter, Mark Harrington and others, and declined to assert pendant jurisdiction over the remaining state claims. The complaint had alleged that plaintiff Anthony Conte’s nascent businesses, TV Time and TV Week, overseen by his company I Media, were destroyed by a vast conspiracy that purportedly included the defendants and an array of law enforcement officials who Mr. Conte has sued in a related case also brought in the Eastern District.  Newsday, its executives and its reporter are represented by ECBA partners Andrew G. Celli, Jr. and O. Andrew F. Wilson.

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