CBS, NBC Say Pippen's Defamation Suit Doesn't Show Malice

Law360, Chicago (May 14, 2012, 4:59 PM EDT) -- CBS Interactive Inc., NBC Universal Media and others fought Monday to have ex-NBA star Scottie Pippen's Illinois defamation suit accusing them of falsely reporting he had gone bankrupt dismissed, arguing Pippen never showed that the defendants published their stories knowing they were false.

Representing CBS Interactive and arguing for most of the defendants, Lee Levine of Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz LLP told U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman that because Pippen is a public figure — a description the former player's counsel did not contest...
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