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George Zimmerman Loses Suit Against NBC

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 30th, 2014 11:08 pm by HL

George Zimmerman Loses Suit Against NBC
A Florida judge ruled Monday that George Zimmerman has no right to damages from NBC for defamation of character, because he failed to prove that the network had acted with malicious intent — the standard required to prevail in a libel suit involving a public figure. Zimmerman became a public figure in February 2012 when he pursued and fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, ruled Florida Circuit Court Judge Debra Nelson, the same judge who presided over the criminal trial where he was acquitted after killing Martin as the unarmed teen walked home to a residence in their neighborhood.

Obama Picks Business Exec to Lead VA
President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, McDonald rose from an entry-level job to CEO of Procter and Gamble over more than three decades at the company. He spent four years as CEO before leaving in mid-2013 amid cost-cutting at the Fortune 500 company.

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