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HarperCollins Lets Gawker Off Palin's Hook

  • Galley Cat, Wednesday, November 24, 2010 12:40 PM
It looks like Nick Denton can rest easy this coming holiday weekend. HarperCollins says it's resolved its lawsuit against Gawker over a blog post containing photographed excerpts from Sarah Palin's memoir, America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag. "Over the weekend," as MediaBistro notes, "a federal judge ordered Gawker to remove the excerpts."

In a statement, the book publisher said: "In settling the case, Gawker has agreed to keep the posted material off its web site and not to post the material again in the future." Neither HarperCollins nor Gawker is saying whether the settlement involved any money changing hands, but the general consensus is that the scrap -- and the resulting press attention -- bodes well for both parties. Even if the fight did set Denton back a few dollars, Gawker has make it a practice of paying for juicy scoops.

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