Judge tosses suit against Biden relatives

NEW YORK - October 19, 2009 A Manhattan state Supreme Court judge said in an order Friday that investor Stephane Farouze (fuh-ROOZ') failed to be specific enough about the facts of his claims against Hunter and James Biden.

Farouze's $10 million suit said the Bidens and a third man schemed to gain control of his interest in the investment concern Paradigm Cos. LLC without buying him out. The Bidens' camp said Farouze never really owned the roughly 31 percent share he offered to sell them.

Farouze's lawyer didn't immediately return a call Monday. The Bidens' lawyer, Nicholas Gravante Jr., says they feel vindicated.

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