Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory for the art and
culture website Hyperallergic and related defendants in a
defamation case brought by Peter Paul Biro, who engages in art
authentication work via fingerprint analysis. Justice Manuel J.
Mendez of the New York State Supreme Court granted Hyperallergic's
motion to dismiss in full for failure to state a cause of action.
Biro, who previously sued The New Yorker and various
re-publisher defendants in New York federal court over a 2010
New Yorker article concerning the practice of art
authentication and Biro's fingerprint authentication work, alleged
that an article on Hyperallergic, which referenced the New
Yorker article as well as the federal court case, defamed