The Spitzer Saga: NY Tax Credits in Doubt; Client 6 Threatens To Sue Everybody

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The Spitzer Saga: NY Tax Credits in Doubt; Client 6 Threatens To Sue Everybody

Thu Mar 13, 2008 @ 10:56AM PST

Posted by Eriq Gardner

Spitzer Ah, finally some Eliot Spitzer angles we can sink our teeth into.

THR's Gregg Goldstein reports today that the New York governor's resignation throws into question his aggressive plan to expand state tax credits for the film industry.

And according to Gawker, the U.K.'s Duke of Westminster has threatened every newspaper in Britain after several papers reported that he was "Client 6" in the notorious FBI affidavit that exposed the Emperors' Club VIP prostitution ring. Spitzer was Client #9.

Duke Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor is known as the richest man in the U.K., which has one of the most plaintiff-friendly libel laws, so it's no surprise that the papers responded by taking down their stories. Of course, U.S.-based Gawker did no such thing. Instead, it posted the warning it received from the Duke's lawyers.

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