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Ex-Gossip’s Lawsuit Lacks Appeal

At least for his lawyer.

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When a judge tossed out Jared Paul Stern’s defamation suit against Ron Burkle, the Clintons, and the Daily News, among others, the former “Page Six” contributor promised an appeal. But it won’t be with the lawyer who was representing him. “I’m not going to go any further with this case,” says Michael G. Dowd, the Manhattan criminal-defense attorney who handled the suit after Stern’s primary lawyer, Clinton antagonist Larry Klayman, was denied permission to argue the case. Dowd says he filed Stern’s complaint only as a favor to Klayman. “I’ve been trying to get out of it ever since,” he says. But is it worth appealing? “I don’t know the answer,” Dowd says. “But my military service is complete.” Klayman says he’ll find another New York lawyer “forthwith” and plans to appeal his exclusion from the case. Stern had no comment.

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