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George Zimmerman’s lawyer
vows appeal in suit against NBC

Washington Post, by Erik Wemple

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 7/2/2014 8:50:00 AM

The lawyer in George Zimmerman’s defamation suit is vowing to appeal the ruling of a Florida judge who yesterday tossed the litigation from her courtroom. Judge Debra S. Nelson wrote that Zimmerman “shall take nothing by this suit” even though NBC News in multiple broadcasts had shortened a police call in a way that inaccurately depicted Zimmerman as volunteering racial information about Trayvon Martin on the night of their fatal encounter in February 2012. “We obviously disagree with the judge,” says James Beasley, Zimmerman’s Philadelphia-based attorney. “We understand she has her position and we respect it, but we obviously disagree.” An

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The same incompetent judge who ended up handling Zimmerman´s trial was also chosen to hear his suit against NBC!!! In her convoluted thinking, Zimmerman was a "public figure" so libel law cannot apply. Like NBC, she contended he was already being publicly maligned by the Martin side. The subject of a media circus. Read the article...

Judge Deborah Nelson is a disaster.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Angry Dumbo, 7/2/2014 9:04:10 AM     (No. 9908072)

What are the odds that the same judge who handles the criminal suit also handles the civil suit? Just a strange coincidence.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: hershey, 7/2/2014 9:07:09 AM     (No. 9908080)

There is no such thing as coincidence when the government is involved.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JimS, 7/2/2014 9:40:12 AM     (No. 9908107)

Judge Nelson was so clearly biased against Zimmerman and had already concluded he was guilty before the trial even began that she allowed that Clown Show to nearly railroad him.
Obviously she is vindictive in her irrational ruling in the civil case.
An investigation needs to be done and documents obtained by subpoena. Just how was a criminal court judge assigned a civil case? Was she selected by normal rotation? Or did she request to hear the case?
I´m betting on the latter

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/2/2014 10:15:42 AM     (No. 9908149)

Regardless of Crooked stupid judicial rulings driven by an agenda, Zimmerman was purposely trashed by Nothing But Crap (NBC). It may have been done by specific people but the NBC culture and agenda drove it and they should pay...BIG TIME for trashing Zimmerman! If I were on the Jury I´d award him $12M personal damage, and $25M punitive.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 7/2/2014 10:26:21 AM     (No. 9908175)

This judge is a joke. She was biased against defendant in every single ruling. Appeal it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/2/2014 10:42:36 AM     (No. 9908208)

Don´t read the comments following the article unless you want your day to be ruined.

BTW, is there a defense fund we can donate to? I read somewhere that GZ has millions in debt due to this whole heinous mess.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: wendybird, 7/2/2014 11:01:25 AM     (No. 9908239)

Why was it necessary to add "..we respect it". That is like saying "we respect our neighbor´s dogs right to poo on my lawn"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MirJoy, 7/2/2014 11:05:40 AM     (No. 9908252)

My goldfish even knows that George Zimmerman was not a public figure when he called 911 on that day.

Remember George Zimmerman was such a "public figure" that the media first pegged him to be a Jew because of his last name. Nobody knew who George was when it happened.

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