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March 04, 2005

Jefferson County libel suit dismissal affirmed

The intimidating $150 million lawsuit against CBS and some of its interviewees over a 2002 "60 Minutes" report had been dismissed by the federal district court (which assumed jurisdiction after it found that state defendants had been fraudulently joined in an attempt to defeat federal jurisdiction, 269 F. Supp. 2d 772 (S.D. Miss. 2003)). The Fifth Circuit affirmed in an unpublished opinion. (Gales v. CBS Broadcasting, Inc., No. 04-60710) (via Freeland).

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