Gawker, Hulk Hogan Agree to ‘Complete Standstill’ on Privacy Suit

Gawker Media Group and former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan agreed to a temporary cease-fire Wednesday in their bitter legal battle, which has landed the digital-media company in bankruptcy.

At Gawker’s first court appearance since filing for chapter 11 protection, Judge Stuart Bernstein of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan told a lawyer for Terry Bollea, whose wrestling name is Hulk Hogan, to “stand down” on threats to ratchet up the pressure in the dispute by targeting Gawker founder and Chief Executive Nick Denton.

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