The conservative news outlet Project Veritas has been engaged in a legal battle with the liberal New York Times for months.
Last month, the Times somehow obtained documents and information about Project Veritas that some people believed could have come straight from the FBI, which if true, would be very shady.
Now a judge has handed Project Veritas a win on the documents in question.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Victory for Project Veritas: Judge orders New York Times to get rid of memos
A New York judge ordered the New York Times to destroy all copies of attorney-client privileged memos from Project Veritas.
The order, signed by Judge Charles Wood of the State Supreme Court in Westchester County and dated Thursday, found the newspaper improperly obtained and published materials from the memos written by a lawyer for the conservative group that discussed Project Veritas’s methods of reporting. Project Veritas sued the New York Times in November 2020 for defamation.
The physical copies, Wood said, must be delivered to Project Veritas’s counsel. If the New York Times does not comply by late January, the court warned the newspaper could face sanctions.
A.G. Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times, said the newspaper plans to appeal.
“This ruling should raise alarms not just for advocates of press freedoms but for anyone concerned about the dangers of government overreach into what the public can and cannot know,” Sulzberger said in a statement obtained by the Washington Examiner…
Project Veritas has been engaged in defamation litigation against the New York Times in Westchester County Supreme Court since last year and filed a motion arguing the newspaper improperly obtained privileged memos without authorization and its reporting has prejudiced its rights.
This is a big win for Project Veritas.
Christmas came early for our @dhillonlaw clients #projectveritas #jamesokeefe today! NY Trial court issued devastating opinion ruling that the @nytimes improperly obtained and published its litigation adversary’s non-waived privileged communications: pic.twitter.com/fdgxWiEjdM
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) December 24, 2021
The legal battle isn’t completely over, but this is a good sign for Veritas.