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Florida judge dismisses defamation suit brought by George Zimmerman
Florida judge dismisses defamation suit brought by George Zimmerman

  A Florida judge has ruled in favor of NBC Universal and has thrown out a defamation suit brought by George Zimmerman, acquitted of second-degree murder in the death of an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin. In a ruling released on Monday, Judge Debra Nelson said that Zimmerman had failed to show that the news network acted with malice. Judge Nelson said that the malice standard was appropriate because Zimmerman was a public figure. The ruling was first reported by the Orlando Sentinel. In a celebrated case at the intersection of guns and race, Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013 of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Martin, 17. The teen who was returning from a...

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