Press: Resting Their Cases

Testimony ends in Ariel Sharon's libel suit against Time Inc.

After six weeks and 13 witnesses, lawyers for Israel's former Defense Minister Ariel Sharon last week rested their $50 million libel case against Time Inc. in a Manhattan federal courtroom. Paul Saunders, a lawyer for the firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, which is defending Time Inc., then stepped to the podium. Calling no defense witnesses, he announced, "Your Honor, we rest." Both sides will offer closing arguments when court reconvenes Jan. 2.

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