Florida Hearing Set for Zimmerman Defamation Claim Against NBC

June 11, 2014

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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  • June 19, 2014 at 1:32 pm
    Libby says:
    At least we have morals.
  • June 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm
    Libby says:
    First, the punishment for burglary is not DEATH. In ANY state. Trayvon was NOT a burglar. He had a bag of skittles and an iced tea on him. Third, there is NO (none, nada, zip)... read more
  • June 19, 2014 at 1:27 pm
    Libby says:
    There is no evidence that Trayvon attacked him other than Zimmerman's word. And I guess it's true what they say, "Don't bring a bag of skittles to a gun fight."
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