The next motion to dismiss in Joseph Rakofsky’s defamation case against 81 defendants has arrived. As noted earlier, I am one of the defendants (history of suit), and I subsequently became local counsel for a total of 35 defendants (why I won’t post much on the subject now).
The Washington Post is represented by Kevin Baine and Chetan Patil of Williams & Connolly. In addition to the Post, they represent Post writer Keith Alexander, who authored the two articles that drew so much attention from the legal blogosphere, and Post researcher Jennifer Jenkins.
The moving papers are here:WashingtonPost-MotionDismiss
This is motion #8. A round-up of the other seven motions are here.
Updated 5/24/12: Rakofsky Opposition Memo Of Law