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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
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) ) ) ) ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) - against ) ) LAWRENCE W. SINCLAIR ) A/K/A “LARRY SINCLAIR”, JEFFREY ) RENSE, BARNES & NOBLE, INC., ) BARNESANDNOBLE.COM LLC, ) AMAZON.COM, INC., BOOKS-A) MILLION, INC. and SINCLAIR ) PUBLISHING, INC., ) ) Defendants. ) ) BARNES & NOBLE, INC. and ) BARNESANDNOBLE.COM LLC et al. ) ) Crossclaim-Plaintiffs, ) ) - against ) ) LARRY SINCLAIR and SINCLAIR ) PUBLISHING LLC, ) ) Crossclaim-Defendants. ) ) DANIEL PARISI, WHITEHOUSE.COM INC., WHITEHOUSE.COM NETWORK LLC AND WHITEHOUSE COMMUNICATIONS INC.,
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10 Civ. 00897 (RJL)

ANSWER, AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES AND CROSSCLAIMS OF DEFENDANTS BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS, INC. AND BARNESANDNOBLE.COM LLC Defendants Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. (incorrectly sued herein as Barnes & Noble, Inc.) and barnesandnoble.com LLC (collectively, “Barnes & Noble”), by their undersigned attorneys Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, hereby answer the complaint of plaintiffs Daniel Parisi, Whitehouse.com Inc., Whitehouse.com Network LLC and Whitehouse Communications Inc. (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) as follows:

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PARTIES 1. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 1 of the Complaint. 2. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 2 of the Complaint. 3. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 3 of the Complaint. 4. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 4 of the Complaint. 5. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 5 of the Complaint. 6. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 6 of the Complaint. 7. States that the proper defendant in this case is Barnes & Noble

Booksellers, Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. 8. 9. 10. Admits the allegations of paragraph 8 of the Complaint. States that no response is required to Paragraph 9 of the Complaint. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 10 of the Complaint. 11. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 11 of the Complaint. 12. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 12 of the Complaint.

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JURISDICTION AND VENUE 13. 28 U.S.C. § 1332. 14. To the extent the allegations of paragraph 14 of the Complaint are deemed Admits that Plaintiff purports to invoke the jurisdiction of this Court under

to be allegations of law, Barnes & Noble is not required to plead thereto; to the extent the allegations of the said paragraph are deemed to be allegations of fact, denies each and every allegation thereof, except admits that Barnes & Noble sells goods to residents of the District of Columbia via its retail stores and its website, barnesandnoble.com. 15. To the extent the allegations of paragraph 15 of the Complaint are deemed

to be allegations of law, Barnes & Noble is not required to plead thereto; to the extent the allegations of the said paragraph are deemed to be allegations of fact, denies each and every allegation thereof. BACKGROUND 16. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 16 of the Complaint. 17. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 17 of the Complaint. 18. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 18 of the Complaint. 19. Admits that on February 10, 2007, it was reported that then-Senator

Barack Obama (“Obama”) had announced that he was running for President of the United States. 20. Admits that on January 3, 2008, it was reported that Obama had won the

Iowa Democratic caucus.

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21.

Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 21 of the Complaint. 22. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 22 of the Complaint. 23. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 23 of the Complaint. 24. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 24 of the Complaint. 25. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 25 of the Complaint. 26. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 26 of the Complaint. 27. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 27 of the Complaint. 28. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 28 of the Complaint. 29. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 29 of the Complaint. 30. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 30 of the Complaint. 31. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 31 of the Complaint, except admits that Sinclair Publishing, Inc. published a book entitled “Barack Obama & Larry Sinclair: Cocaine, Sex, Lies & Murder?” (the “Book”) by Lawrence W. Sinclair. 4

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32.

Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 32 of the Complaint and respectfully refers the Court to the Book for its contents. 33. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 33 of the Complaint. 34. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 34 of the Complaint, except admits that Barnes & Noble offered the Book for sale on barnesandnoble.com. 35. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 35 of the Complaint. 36. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 36 of the Complaint. 37. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 37 of the Complaint. 38. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 38 of the Complaint. 39. To the extent the allegations of paragraph 39 of the Complaint are deemed

to be allegations of law, Barnes & Noble is not required to plead thereto; to the extent the allegations of the said paragraph are deemed to be allegations of fact, denies each and every allegation thereof, except admits that on barnesandnoble.com entry for the Book, under the headings “From the Publisher” and “Synopsis,” there appeared copy from the publisher, Sinclair Publishing, Inc. including, “You'll read how the Obama campaign used internet porn king Dan Parisi and Ph.D. fraud Edward I. Gelb to conduct a rigged polygraph exam in an attempt to make the Sinclair story go away.” 5

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40.

To the extent the allegations of paragraph 40 of the Complaint are deemed

to be allegations of law, Barnes & Noble is not required to plead thereto; to the extent the allegations of the said paragraph are deemed to be allegations of fact, denies each and every allegation thereof. 41. To the extent the allegations of paragraph 41 of the Complaint are deemed

to be allegations of law, Barnes & Noble is not required to plead thereto; to the extent the allegations of the said paragraph are deemed to be allegations of fact that concern Barnes & Noble, denies each and every allegation thereof. 42. To the extent the allegations of paragraph 42 of the Complaint are deemed

to be allegations of law, Barnes & Noble is not required to plead thereto; to the extent the allegations of the said paragraph are deemed to be allegations of fact that concern Barnes & Noble, denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth or falsity of the allegations thereof. 43. To the extent the allegations of paragraph 43 of the Complaint are deemed

to be allegations of law, Barnes & Noble is not required to plead thereto; to the extent the allegations of the said paragraph are deemed to be allegations of fact that concern Barnes & Noble, denies each and every allegation thereof. 44. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 44 of the Complaint. 45. To the extent the allegations of paragraph 45 of the complaint are deemed

to be allegations of law, Barnes & Noble is not required to plead thereto; to the extent the allegations of said paragraph are deemed to be allegations of fact that concern Barnes & Noble, denies each and every allegation thereof. 46. Denies each and every allegation of Paragraph 46 of the Complaint. 6

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47. 48.

Denies each and every allegation of Paragraph 47 of the Complaint. To the extent the allegations of paragraph 48 of the complaint are deemed

to be allegations of law, Barnes & Noble is not required to plead thereto; to the extent the allegations of said paragraph are deemed to be allegations of fact, Barnes & Noble denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth or falsity of the allegations contained in the first two sentences of paragraph 48 and denies the allegations of the last sentence of the said paragraph. 49. To the extent the allegations of paragraph 49 of the complaint are deemed

to be allegations of law, Barnes & Noble is not required to plead thereto; to the extent the allegations of the said paragraph are deemed to be allegations of fact that concern Barnes & Noble, denies each and every allegation thereof and further states that the Book is not currently offered for sale by Barnes & Noble. 50. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 50 of the Complaint. 51. Denies knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth

or falsity of the allegations of paragraph 51 of the Complaint. 52. Complaint. 53. To the extent the allegations of paragraph 53 of the complaint are deemed States that no response is required to the allegations of paragraph 52 of the

to be allegations of law, Barnes & Noble is not required to plead thereto; to the extent the allegations of said paragraph are deemed to be allegations of fact that concern Barnes & Noble, denies each and every allegation thereof.

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COUNT 1 (Libel Per Se/Libel) 54. Plaintiffs’ Complaint. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 55 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 56 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 57 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 58 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 59 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 60 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 61 of the Complaint, except Incorporates by reference its responses to paragraphs 1 to 53 inclusive of

admits that the Book has been offered for sale and sold to the public. 62. 63. 64. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 62 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 63 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 64 of the Complaint. COUNT II (False Light Invasion/Misappropriation of Privacy) 65. Plaintiffs’ Complaint. 66. 67. 68. 69. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 66 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 67 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 68 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 69 of the Complaint. Incorporates by reference its responses to paragraphs 1 to 64 inclusive of

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COUNT III (Business Disparagement) 70. Plaintiffs’ Complaint. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 71 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 72 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 73 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 74 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 75 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 76 of the Complaint. COUNT IV (Tortious Interference with Economic Advantage) 77. Plaintiffs’ Complaint. 78. To the extent the allegations of paragraph 78 of the complaint are deemed Incorporates by reference its responses to paragraphs 1 to 76 inclusive of Incorporates by reference its responses to paragraphs 1 to 69 inclusive of

to be allegations of law, Barnes & Noble is not required to plead thereto; to the extent the allegations of said paragraph are deemed to be allegations of fact, denies each and every allegation thereof. 79. 80. 81. 82. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 79 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 80 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 81 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 82 of the Complaint.

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COUNT V (Civil Conspiracy) 83. Plaintiffs’ Complaint. 84. 85. 86. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 84 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 85 of the Complaint. Denies each and every allegation of paragraph 86 of the Complaint. INTRODUCTION TO AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES Under the law, it is Plaintiffs’ burden to prove most of the issues raised in the affirmative defenses set forth below. The designation of the following as affirmative defenses should not be construed as an admission by Barnes & Noble that the burden of proof or burden of persuasion in asserting such defenses fall on them, and such burden of proof or persuasion shall be determined according to the applicable legal standards. It is Barnes & Noble’s intent to preserve, and not to waive, their legal position that Plaintiffs maintain the burden of proof on these issues. AS AND FOR A FIRST AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 87. The Complaint fails to allege facts sufficient to state a cause of action Incorporates by reference its responses to paragraphs 1 to 82 inclusive of

against Barnes & Noble, in whole or in part, upon which relief can be granted. AS AND FOR A SECOND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 88. of limitation. AS AND FOR A THIRD AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 89. Plaintiffs’ claims are barred, in whole or in part, by the Communications Plaintiffs’ claims are barred, in whole or in part, by the applicable statutes

Decency Act, 47 U.S.C. § 230.

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90.

Barnes & Noble is a provider of an interactive computer service. For

example, as an online book vendor, Barnes & Noble provides users with information about the books it distributes, including that obtained from publishers, independent reviewers and other users. Barnes & Noble is also a user of an interactive computer service. 91. The postings at issue in the Complaint are information provided by

another information content provider. Barnes & Noble was not the “content provider” with respect to the allegedly false online content at issue in the Complaint (i.e., the copy found under the headings “Synopsis” and “From the Publishers” on barnesandnoble.com). On information and belief, these descriptions were created by the Book’s publisher, Sinclair Publishing, Inc. They were forwarded to Barnes & Noble by Lightning Source via an ONIX fed. A true and correct copy of the electronic information written by the Book’s publisher and sent to Barnes & Noble by Lightning Source (as described in greater detail in paragraphs 128-132, infra), is annexed hereto as Exhibit 1. 92. All of Plaintiffs’ claims seek to treat Barnes & Noble as a publisher or

speaker of third party content. See, e.g., Cplt ¶ 39 (alleging that Barnes & Noble “published” the information provided by Lightning Source on its website); id. ¶ 45 (“The defamatory statements were made and published by defendants. . .”). AS AND FOR A FOURTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 93. Plaintiffs’ claims fail because Barnes & Noble was only the distributor of

the Book and not the Book’s publisher, and a book distributor is not liable for the distribution of an allegedly false and/or defamatory Book. AS AND FOR A FIFTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 94. Plaintiffs’ claims fail because Barnes & Noble was only the distributor of

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liable for allegedly false and/or defamatory statements in a Book distributed by it, which Barnes & Noble expressly denies, Plaintiffs cannot meet the requisite standard to impose such liability. AS AND FOR A SIXTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 95. Plaintiffs’ claims fail because Barnes & Noble had no actual knowledge

that the allegedly false statements regarding plaintiffs were false and/or defamatory. AS AND FOR A SEVENTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 96. Plaintiffs’ claims fail because Plaintiffs have failed to show that Barnes &

Noble acted with the applicable degree of fault. AS AND FOR AN EIGHTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 97. Plaintiffs are public figures and their claims fail because the allegedly

false statements were not published with knowledge of their falsity or with reckless regard for their truth. AS AND FOR A NINTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 98. Plaintiffs’ claims fail because the allegedly false or defamatory statements

were not published by Barnes & Noble. AS AND FOR A TENTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 99. Plaintiffs’ claims fail because Barnes & Noble did not intend or endorse

any of the allegedly false implications set forth in the Complaint. AS AND FOR AN ELEVENTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 100. Plaintiffs fail to properly allege special damages.

AS AND FOR A TWELFTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 101. Plaintiffs fail to properly allege libel per se.

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AS AND FOR A THIRTEENTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 102. Any allegedly false statement claimed to have been made of and

concerning Plaintiffs by Barnes & Noble was within the sphere of legitimate public interest and concern and/or was reasonably related to matters warranting public exposition. AS AND FOR A FOURTEENTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 103. Plaintiffs’ claims fail because the allegedly false statements in the Book

claimed to have been made of and concerning Plaintiffs are substantially true and therefore absolutely protected under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and applicable state constitutional provisions. AS AND FOR A FIFTEENTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 104. Plaintiffs’ claims fail because the allegedly false statements in the Book

claimed to have been made of and concerning Plaintiffs qualify as protected opinion under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and applicable state constitutional provisions. AS AND FOR A SIXTEENTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 105. Plaintiffs’ claims fail because any allegedly false statement in the Book

claimed to have been made of and concerning Plaintiffs did not cause actual harm to Plaintiffs’ reputation. AS AND FOR A SEVENTEENTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 106. Any allegedly defamatory statement claimed to have been made of and

concerning Plaintiffs did not cause actual harm to Plaintiffs’ reputation in light of Plaintiffs’ previously diminished reputation.

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AS AND FOR AN EIGHTEENTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 107. Plaintiffs have not suffered any actual harm or damages as a result or

proximate cause of the acts alleged to have been committed by Barnes & Noble, or as a result of the allegedly false or defamatory statements or other acts on which Plaintiffs’ claims are predicated. AS AND FOR A NINETEENTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 108. To the extent Plaintiffs seeks to plead any cause of action other than

defamation or libel, it is barred from disguising such claims as other torts in order to circumvent constitutional protections. Any such claims fail under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and applicable state constitutional provisions. AS AND FOR A TWENTIETH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 109. Plaintiffs’ claims fail because any harm or damages, which harm or

damages Barnes & Noble denies, were proximately and directly caused, in whole or in part, by the actions of Plaintiffs, or by the actions of others over whom Barnes & Noble has no control. AS AND FOR A TWENTY-FIRST AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 110. Plaintiffs’ claims for punitive damages are barred by the First and

Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and the common law. AS AND FOR A TWENTY-SECOND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 111. Plaintiffs may not recover punitive damages in the absence of “actual

malice” and common-law malice. AS AND FOR A TWENTY-THIRD AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 112. Plaintiffs’ claims fail because they failed to mitigate any alleged injury or

damages, which injury or damages Barnes & Noble expressly denies.

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AS AND FOR A TWENTY-FOURTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 113. The Complaint, to the extent it seeks punitive damages, violates Barnes &

Noble’s right to procedural and substantive due process under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and applicable state constitutional provisions. AS AND FOR A TWENTY-FIFTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 114. Plaintiffs’ claims are barred, in whole or in part, by the equitable doctrines

of laches, waiver, estoppel and unclean hands. AS AND FOR A TWENTY-SIXTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 115. Plaintiffs’ false light claims fail because corporations cannot maintain a

cause of action for false light invasion of privacy. AS AND FOR A TWENTY-SEVENTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 116. Plaintiffs’ claims fail because there was no agreement, whether explicit or

implicit, between Barnes & Noble and any other party to inflict a wrong against, or injury upon, Plaintiffs. AS AND FOR A TWENTY-EIGHTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 117. Plaintiffs’ claims fail because they cannot demonstrate that the alleged

acts of Barnes & Noble interfered with any protectable economic right of Plaintiffs. AS AND FOR A TWENTY-NINTH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 118. Plaintiffs’ claims fail because any alleged interference, which interference

Barnes & Noble denies, was not done intentionally and with “malice,” that is, intentionally and without justification or excuse. AS AND FOR A THIRTIETH AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 119. Plaintiffs’ claims fail because Plaintiffs failed to allege facts leading to the

conclusion that the alleged interference caused the loss of any prospective gain and that, if there

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had been no interference, there was a reasonable probability that Plaintiffs would have received the anticipated economic benefits. AS AND FOR A THIRTY-FIRST AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 120. Barnes & Noble hereby adopts and incorporates by reference any and all

other affirmative defenses asserted or to be asserted by any other defendants in this proceeding to the extent that Barnes & Noble may share in such affirmative defenses. AS AND FOR A THIRTY-SECOND AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE 121. Barnes & Noble reserves the right to amend its Answer and Affirmative

Defenses to assert such additional, as yet unstated, affirmative defenses as may later become available or apparent to Barnes & Noble. INTRODUCTION TO CROSSCLAIMS Defendants-Crossclaim-Plaintiffs Barnes & Noble, Inc. and barnesandnoble.com (collectively, “Barnes & Noble”), by its undersigned attorneys, as its crossclaims, hereby alleges as follows: Nature of the Proceedings 122. In this action, Plaintiffs seek to recover for alleged injuries arising out of

defendant Lawrence W. Sinclair’s (“Sinclair’s”) book, “Barack Obama & Larry Sinclair: Cocaine, Sex, Lies & Murder?” (the “Book”), published by Sinclair Publishing, Inc., and printed by Lightning Source, Inc. (Lightning Source, Inc. has been named as a defendant in the related action captioned Parisi et al. v. Ingram Content Group Inc. and Lightning Source, Inc. (No. 10cv-00974), which is also pending before this Court). 123. Specifically, Plaintiffs’ Complaint takes issue with certain allegedly false

statements in the Book, as well as statements written by the publisher and posted by the bookseller defendants, including Barnes & Noble on barnesandnoble.com. 16

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124.

By this crossclaim, Barnes & Noble seeks indemnification from Sinclair

and/or Sinclair Publishing, Inc. (collectively, “Sinclair”) as the author and publisher of the statements at issue, including the allegedly defamatory copy posted on barnesandnoble.com. Parties 125. Barnes & Noble, Inc. is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of

business in New York, New York. Barnesandnoble.com LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. 126. Upon information and belief, Lawrence W. Sinclair a/k/a “Larry Sinclair”

is a citizen of Florida and a named defendant in this action. 127. Upon information and belief, Sinclair Publishing Inc. is a Florida

corporation with its principal place of business in Port Orange, Florida and a named defendant in this action. Factual Background 128. Barnes & Noble, Inc. and Barnesandnoble.com are large retailers of

books, eBooks, magazines, toys & games, music, DVDs and Blu-ray, video games, and related products and services. Barnesandnoble.com is the largest online bookseller in the United States and stocks over one million titles for immediate delivery. Barnesandnoble.com also permits online users to order print-on-demand book titles under its agreements with certain printers and wholesalers, including Lightning Source. 129. Book publishers, wholesalers and/or print-on-demand printers regularly

provide copy regarding their books to retail booksellers in a standardized, electronic format, known as an ONIX feed. This allows the publisher to specify the copy for various common informational fields for online sales, including the “Synopsis” and “From the Publisher” fields. Online retailers are then able to upload that information directly to their websites in an 17

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automated fashion. An ONIX feed from a single publisher, wholesaler or printer may contain data for dozens of books. 130. On information and belief, Sinclair provided Lightning Source with the

allegedly false copy for the Book, namely the copy for the “From the Publisher” and “Synopsis” fields cited in the Complaint. 131. On information and belief, Lightning Source incorporated the above-

described copy into an ONIX feed, which also contained information for other Lightning Source books. The ONIX feed was then sent to retail booksellers, including Barnes & Noble. A true and correct copy of the portion of the ONIX feed related to the Book is annexed hereto as Exhibit 1. 132. Barnes & Noble then posted the above-described copy that Lightning

Source provided for the Book on barnesandnoble.com, under the headings “Synopsis” and “From the Publisher.” In accordance with customary business practices, Barnes & Noble did not review or edit the “Synopsis” or “From the Publisher” fields for the Book in the ONIX feed, including the statements that form the bases for Plaintiffs’ claims, before the content was posted to barnesandnoble.com. Thus, the contested copy that appeared on the Barnes & Noble website was identical to the copy provided by Sinclair, via Lightning Source. 133. On or about June 2, 2010, Barnes & Noble contacted Sinclair by letter

requesting that Sinclair agree to indemnify Barnes & Noble for any damages arising out of the claims asserted in the above-captioned action, as well as its costs and attorneys’ fees incurred in defending against the same. 134. By letter dated June 8, 2010 (the “June 8, 2010 Indemnity”), Sinclair

agreed to so indemnify Barnes & Noble as follows:

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Lawrence W. Sinclair and Sinclair Publishing, Inc. hereby agree to jointly and severally indemnify and hold harmless Barnes & Noble, Inc. and Barnesandnoble.com LLC (collectively, "Barnes & Noble") from and against any and all claims, causes of action, liabilities, losses, damages, penalties, assessments, judgments, awards or costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, and including any amounts paid by Barnes & Noble in a settlement approved by Lawrence W. Sinclair and/or Sinclair Publishing, Inc. ("Claims"), arising out of, resulting from, or relating to, the book entitled Barack Obama & Larry Sinclair: Cocaine, Sex, Lies and Murder, authored by Lawrence W. Sinclair and published by Sinclair Publishing, Inc. (the "Book"), including, but not limited to, any Claims arising out of the lawsuit captioned Parisi et a/, v. Lawrence W. Sinclair a/k/a "Larry Sinclair" et al., Index No. l:10cv-00897 (D.D.C.) (Leon, J.). Lawrence W. Sinclair and Sinclair Publishing, Inc. agree that Barnes & Noble shall have the right to defend the Claims by counsel of its own choosing under the terms of this indemnification agreement. Lawrence W. Sinclair and Sinclair Publishing, Inc. further agree that they will pay Barnes & Noble any sums due under this indemnity within 60 days of receipt of each bill for legal fees or costs, or of any court order or other applicable document. See June 8, 2010 Indemnity, a true and correct copy of which is annexed hereto as Exhibit 2. COUNT I – INDEMNITY AND CONTRIBUTION (CONTRACT) 135. Barnes & Noble realleges and incorporates by reference the allegations

contained in paragraphs 110 through 122 as if fully set forth herein. 136. Barnes & Noble’s alleged liability to Plaintiffs, if any, was caused solely

or primarily by Sinclair’s allegedly tortious conduct. 137. In the event Plaintiffs are able to recover any part of their alleged

damages, in settlement or otherwise, from Barnes & Noble – which damages Barnes & Noble denies – then Sinclair should be held responsible for such loss. 138. Pursuant to the June 8, 2010 Indemnity, Barnes & Noble is entitled to

indemnification from Sinclair in an amount commensurate with Barnes & Noble’s liability to Plaintiffs, if any, including any amounts paid in settlement as a result of these proceedings. 19

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139.

Thus, Barnes & Noble is entitled to an order holding Sinclair solely

responsible for (i) any loss incurred by Barnes & Noble in the event that Plaintiffs are able to recover any part of their alleged damages from Barnes & Noble– which damages Barnes & Noble denies– or (ii) any amount paid by Barnes & Noble in partial or complete settlement of this action; and (iii) all costs and fees, including attorneys’ fees, incurred by Barnes & Noble in the defense of this action. COUNT II - UNIFORM CONTRIBUTION AMONG TORTFEASORS ACT, FLORIDA STATUTES CH. 768.31 140. Barnes & Noble realleges and incorporates by reference the allegations

contained in paragraphs 122 through 134 as if fully set forth herein. 141. Barnes & Noble’s alleged liability to Plaintiffs, if any, was caused solely

or primarily by Sinclair’s allegedly tortious conduct. 142. In the event Plaintiffs are able to recover any part of their alleged damages

from Barnes & Noble – which damages Barnes & Noble denies – then Sinclair should be held responsible for such loss. 143. Barnes & Noble is entitled to contribution from Sinclair in an amount

commensurate with Sinclair’s pro-rata share of any common liability in accordance with the Florida Uniform Contribution Amongst Tortfeasors Act, Ch. 768.31. COUNT III – INDEMNITY AND CONTRIBUTION UNDER NEW YORK CPLR SECTION 1401 et seq. 144. Barnes & Noble realleges and incorporates by reference the allegations

contained in paragraphs 122 through 143 as if fully set forth herein. 145. Barnes & Noble’s alleged liability to Plaintiffs, if any, was caused solely

or primarily by Sinclair’s allegedly tortious conduct.

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146.

In the event Plaintiffs are able to recover any part of their alleged damages

from Barnes & Noble – which damages Barnes & Noble denies – then Sinclair should be held responsible for such loss. 147. Barnes & Noble is entitled to contribution from Sinclair in an amount

commensurate with Sinclair’s pro-rata share of any common liability in accordance with Section 1401 et seq. of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (“CPLR”). COUNT IV – EQUITABLE CLAIM FOR INDEMNITY AND CONTRIBUTION UNDER THE COMMON-LAW OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 148. Barnes & Noble realleges and incorporates by reference the allegations

contained in paragraphs 122 through 147 as if fully set forth herein. 149. Barnes & Noble’s alleged liability to Plaintiffs, if any, was caused solely

or primarily by Sinclair’s allegedly tortious conduct. 150. In the event Plaintiffs are able to recover any part of their alleged damages

from Barnes & Noble – which damages Barnes & Noble denies – then Sinclair should be held responsible for such loss. 151. Barnes & Noble is entitled to the equitable remedy of indemnification

and/or contribution from Sinclair in an amount commensurate with Sinclair’s pro-rata share of any common liability in accordance with the common-law of the District of Columbia. COUNT V – INDEMNITY AND CONTRIBUTION UNDER TITLE 10, CH. 63 OF THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE 152. Barnes & Noble realleges and incorporates by reference the allegations

contained in paragraphs 122 through 151 as if fully set forth herein. 153. Barnes & Noble’s alleged liability to Plaintiffs, if any, was caused solely

or primarily by Sinclair’s allegedly tortious conduct.

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154.

In the event Plaintiffs are able to recover any part of their alleged damages

from Barnes & Noble – which damages Barnes & Noble denies – then Sinclair should be held responsible for such loss. 155. Barnes & Noble is entitled to contribution from Sinclair in an amount

commensurate with Sinclair’s pro-rata share of any common liability in accordance with Title 10, Ch. 63 of the laws of the State of Delaware. WHEREFORE, Barnes & Noble respectfully requests that this Court: (1) Enter judgment in favor of Barnes & Noble on the Complaint, dismissing it with

prejudice; or, in the alternative, grant Barnes & Noble’s cross-claims for indemnity and contribution; (2) (3) and proper. Dated: New York, New York August 24, 2010 Respectfully submitted, DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, LLP By: /s/ Linda Steinman Linda Steinman (Admitted pro hac vice) John Rory Eastburg (D.C. Bar No. 984434) Award Barnes & Noble its fees, costs and disbursements in this action; and Afford Barnes & Noble such other and further relief as this Court may deem just

1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 800 Washington, D.C. 20006 Attorneys for Defendants Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc, and barnesandnoble.com LLC

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that, on the date below, I caused the foregoing ANSWER, AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES AND CROSSCLAIMS to be served via ECF on all counsel of record and upon the following persons via first-class mail: Lawrence W. Sinclair, P.O. Box 1963 Washington, DC 20013 (218) 269-2274

Dated: August 24, 2010

/s/ Linda Steinman

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Case 1:10-cv-00897-RJL Document 42-2

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SINCLAIR PUBLISHING, INC
June 8, 2010

Linda Steinman Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP 1633 Broadway 27th Floor New York, NY 10019-6708 RE: Daniel Parisi, et al. v. Lawrence W. Sinclair, et al. Case No. l:10-cv-00897 (D.D.C.) (Leon, J.). Dear Mrs. Steinman:

Lawrence W. Sinclair and Sinclair Publishing, Inc. hereby agree to jointly and severally indemnify and hold harmless Barnes & Noble, Inc. and Barnesandnoble.com LLC (collectively, "Barnes & Noble") from and against any and all claims, causes of action, liabilities, losses, damages, penalties, assessments, judgments, awards or costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, and including any amounts paid by Barnes & Noble in a settlement approved by Lawrence W. Sinclair and/or Sinclair Publishing, Inc. ("Claims"), arising out of, resulting from, or relating to, the book entitled Barack Obama & Larry Sinclair: Cocaine, Sex, Lies and Murder, authored by Lawrence W. Sinclair and published by Sinclair Publishing, Inc. (the "Book"), including, but not limited to, any Claims arising out of the lawsuit captioned Parisieta/, v. Lawrence W. Sinclair a/k/a "Larry Sinclair" et al., Index No. l:10-cv-00897 (D.D.C.) (Leon, J.). Lawrence W. Sinclair and Sinclair Publishing, Inc. agree that Barnes & Noble shall have the right to defend the Claims by counsel of its own choosing under the terms of this indemnification agreement. Lawr^neerWTjSinclair and Sinclair Publishing, Inc. further agree that they will pay Barnes & NoWe^y-sqpRs^ue under this indemnity within 60 days of receipt of each bill for legal fees op^^^5Tof^fiy^6urt order or other applicable document.

Lawrence wTSinclair Individually and for Sinclair Publishing, Inc

9 Spring Drive Port Orange, Florida 32129

PHONE (386)506-8912/866-966-6599 E-MAIL lsinclair@sindairpublishingllc.com WEB SITE http://sindairpublishingllc.com

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
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) ) ) ) ) ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) - against ) ) LAWRENCE W. SINCLAIR ) A/K/A “LARRY SINCLAIR”, JEFFREY ) RENSE, BARNES & NOBLE, INC., ) BARNESANDNOBLE.COM LLC, ) AMAZON.COM, INC., BOOKS-A) MILLION, INC. and SINCLAIR ) PUBLISHING, INC., ) ) Defendants. ) ) BARNES & NOBLE, INC. and ) BARNESANDNOBLE.COM LLC et al. ) ) Crossclaim-Plaintiffs, ) ) - against ) ) LARRY SINCLAIR and SINCLAIR ) PUBLISHING LLC, ) Crossclaim-Defendants. ) ) DANIEL PARISI, WHITEHOUSE.COM INC., WHITEHOUSE.COM NETWORK LLC AND WHITEHOUSE COMMUNICATIONS INC.,
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10 Civ. 00897 (RJL)

DEFENDANTS BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS, INC. and BARNESANDNOBLE.COM LLC’S LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE I, the undersigned counsel of record for Defendants Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. and barnesandnoble.com LLC, certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, Defendant Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes and Noble, Inc., which has outstanding securities in the hands of the public. Additionally, defendant barnesandnoble.com LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of defendant Barnes & Noble

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Booksellers, Inc. Neither Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. nor barnesandnoble.com LLC have any outstanding securities in the hands of the public. These representations are made in order that judges of this court may determine the need for recusal. Dated: New York, New York August 24, 2010 Respectfully submitted, DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, LLP By: /s/ Linda Steinman Linda Steinman (Admitted pro hac vice) John Rory Eastburg (D.C. Bar No. 984434)

1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 800 Washington, D.C. 20006 Attorneys for Defendants Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc, and barnesandnoble.com LLC

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I HEREBY CERTIFY that on this 24th day of August, 2010, true and correct copies of the foregoing Defendants’ Rule LCvR 7.1 Certificate were served via ECF upon all counsel of record and upon the following persons by first-class mail: Lawrence W. Sinclair, P.O. Box 1963 Washington, DC 20013 (218) 269-2274

Dated: August 24, 2010

/s/ Linda Steinman Linda Steinman (Admitted pro hac vice)

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