Fla. Libel Case Tossed After Law Blogger Given Media Status

Law360, Miami (April 3, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT) -- In dismissing a defamation suit over a Fort Lauderdale attorney's blog post about real estate fraud, a Florida state judge made the potentially significant ruling Wednesday that he qualifies as a “media defendant” under state law and thus is afforded certain additional protections.

Circuit Judge Victoria S. Sigler found that the plaintiffs, Daniel Gomez De Rosas and his wife, Madelin Gomez, had failed to meet a requirement in Florida Statute 770.01 to provide at least five days' notice before filing suit against real estate attorney Alexander...
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