The two lawyers who represent New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the former NYPD officer, Stephen Colbert, have reached an agreement to dismiss the lawsuit, according to a statement from lawyers Christopher L. Coulter and Benjamin M. Coulter.
The lawsuit, filed in the state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Sept. 10, alleged that the New York Times and others, including Bloomberg and former Vice President Joe Biden, had defamed the two men.
The complaint also charged that the newspaper had published false statements that had harmed Colbert and his family.
According to the statement, the two attorneys have reached a deal with Colbert’s attorneys to dismiss both lawsuits.
The agreement with Colbert was reached after Coulter and Coulter filed a counterclaim against Bloomberg and Biden on Oct. 5.
The two have not yet decided what will happen next, the statement said.
The Times, Bloomberg and others declined to comment on the settlement.
Colbert, who is a regular correspondent on The Colbert Report, has been accused of defamation in the past for writing articles about his personal life.