Mastro: "Judge vindicates Pete Snyder entirely."
NEW YORK, May 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, May 18, 2018, Judge George Daniels of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed Andrea Tantaros' suit against Fox News and Pete Snyder due to the complaint being "based primarily on speculation and conjecture," and "fail[ing] to adequately make out the basic elements of [Tantaros'] claims."
Pete Snyder, a successful entrepreneur and technology angel capital investor, was wrongfully included in the lawsuit, a point clearly shared by Judge Daniels. In dismissing her unsubstantiated allegations, the judge rejected her claims that Pete Snyder's contract to be an on-air contributor tied him to any alleged efforts by Fox to discredit her.
Randy Mastro, a Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, represented Pete Snyder in the lawsuit, and released the following statement after the Court's dismissal: "We are gratified by the Court's decision today dismissing Andrea Tantaros' baseless lawsuit in its entirety and vindicating Pete Snyder in every respect. We said all along that Pete Snyder did nothing wrong, was being unfairly dragged through the mud, and never should have been sued in the first place. And now the Court has reached the same conclusion. Such vexatious lawsuits have no place in our courts, and we are therefore grateful that the Court saw through this sham litigation and put an end to it today. Justice was served."