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Leon Black’s Conspiracy Suit Tossed as ‘Glaringly Deficient’

  • Apollo co-founder alleged Harris, Ganieva plotted to ruin him
  • Black plans to appeal the ruling, bring additional proceedings
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Leon Black’s explosive lawsuit alleging a conspiracy to destroy his reputation by his Apollo Global Management Inc. co-founder Josh Harris and ex-model Guzel Ganieva was thrown out by a federal judge in Manhattan.

US District Judge Paul Engelmayer called Black’s racketeering claims “glaringly deficient in fundamental respects” in dismissing them with prejudice, meaning Black can’t refile them in an amended complaint. Engelmayer also dismissed accusations of defamation, breach of contract and unjust enrichment, though said Black could refile those in state court.