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NBC to argue for dismissal of Zimmerman lawsuit


By KYLE HIGHTOWER

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The judge in George Zimmerman's defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal is set to hear arguments on a request by the media company to dismiss the case.

A hearing has been set for June 19. The case had been postponed pending the conclusion of the Trayvon Martin shooting case. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder last July in the shooting death of the 17-year-old in Florida.

The former neighborhood watch volunteer sued NBC in 2012, claiming he was defamed when the network edited his 911 call to police after Martin's shooting to make it sound like he was racist.

NBC Universal said in a court filing that Zimmerman failed to comply with Florida's statute regarding retraction requests after the March 2012 broadcasts at issue. It also argued that the harms Zimmerman says he suffered weren't caused by the broadcasts.

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somewhatamazed June 10 2014 at 12:58 PM

Considering George got away with targeting, stalking, confronting and murdering an unarmed teenager...maybe it's time for him to sit down, shut up and count his blessings.

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ftuna2u2 June 10 2014 at 1:18 PM

NBC's actions led to the outcry for GZ's arrest for something that the police department decided was baseless. Even after being pressured, the PD found nothing to charge GZ with. Obama and Holder forced the issue which lost badly in court because it was indeed baseless. GZ's suit cites negligence and damages, which there is plenty of. He should win.

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dan_crabtree June 10 2014 at 12:51 PM

kick there lying asses george as they did deliberately alter the 911 tape to incite rage against you...hang em...

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petermacso June 10 2014 at 12:36 PM

As much as I dislike Zimmerman, YOU GET THOSE LYING BASTAR^S!

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dramred June 10 2014 at 12:54 PM

ARE YOU FRIGGIN KIDDING ME,THIS SCUMBAG IS LUCKY HE'S NOT IN JAIL AND HE HAS THE GAUL TO SUE,HE JUST NEEDS HIS 15 MINUTES OF FAME AGIN BECAUSE HE WAS FALLING OUT OF THE LIMELIGHT.NEEDS A BEATING AND FOR THE PUBLIC TO JUST LAUGH HIM OUT OF EVRYWHERE HE GOES.

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bar57jmb75 June 10 2014 at 12:51 PM

I am sure NBC defamed HIS character........how do you defame slime?

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peteranton992 June 10 2014 at 1:14 PM

Low-life Zimmerman got away with murder. How a jury got it so wrong is unbelievable. Zimmerman should be in prison. That's a fact!

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emorymich June 10 2014 at 1:09 PM

the man has a right to a trial on his issues of guilt and defamation. he won guilt under the law,so why can't the system proceed to conclusion without all the personal diatribe

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Mr. Badillo June 10 2014 at 2:54 PM

Only in America someone can murder an innocent boy and make money.

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rwitchwoman63 June 10 2014 at 12:44 PM

Fry Z!!!!

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