Redskins Owner Face-Off with City Paper Gets Uglier
(Washington Post) — The war between Redskins owner Dan Snyder and Washington City Paper just got a little hotter. Snyder filed suit late Wednesday against the weekly newspaper and its parent company, Atalaya Capital Management, in New York state court, seeking $2 million in general damages plus unspecified punitive damages and court costs. Snyder alleges in the suit that City Paper libeled and defamed him in a series of articles dating to 2009. City Paper, whose articles about Snyder included an unflattering Nov. 19 cover story, released a letter from Snyder’s attorneys to Atalaya that suggested the company would be in for an expensive fight if it didn’t accede to Snyder’s objections.