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Leon Black’s Conspiracy Suit Tossed as ‘Glaringly Deficient’ (2)

June 30, 2022, 6:15 PM

Leon Black’s explosive lawsuit alleging a conspiracy to destroy his reputation by his Apollo Global Management Inc. co-founder Josh Harris and ex-model Guzel Ganieva was thrown out by a federal judge in Manhattan.

US District Judge Paul Engelmayer called Black’s racketeering claims “glaringly deficient in fundamental respects” in dismissing them with prejudice, meaning Black can’t refile them in an amended complaint. Engelmayer also dismissed accusations of defamation, breach of contract and unjust enrichment, though said Black could refile those in state court.

The abrupt decision, which Black vowed to contest, is the latest twist in a saga that featured ...