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The Wall Street Journal: Gawker estate explores whether it can sue Peter Thiel

Advisers who represent what remains of Gawker Media Group in bankruptcy are exploring whether they can bring a viable lawsuit against Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire who helped finance Hulk Hogan’s successful legal battle against the publisher.

Gawker on Tuesday asked a bankruptcy judge for permission to subpoena Thiel to obtain information upon which it may build a possible legal case against him. Gawker is also seeking information from Charles Harder, the lawyer who represented Hulk Hogan, as well as others who sued the now-defunct publisher.

Pursuit of this information by Gawker is one of the last open threads in its nearly year-old bankruptcy and represents an attempt by its advisers to gain insight into the relationship between Thiel and Harder.

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