Levine quoted in Wall Street Journal on legal protections for journalists in Gawker Media case
Sharon Levine, a partner in Saul Ewing’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice, comments on the legal shield for editorial workers for Gawker Media Group Inc.’s proposed chapter 11 plan to pay its creditors. Levine, who is representing the writers in the case notes, “The plan not only resolves the Bollea, Ayyadurai and Terrill suits, but the plan will also release any claim a third party may have against a writer based on content provided to Gawker for which Gawker would otherwise be required to indemnify the writer.” She continues to explain that, “In return, Gawker’s editorial staff will give up their claims that require the estate to defend them from lawsuits. These legal defenses would eat into the limited pool of cash available for Gawker’s creditors.”
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