'Girls Gone Wild' Exec Dodges $3M Judgment In 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (May 20, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT) -- A Third Circuit panel on Monday freed “Girls Gone Wild” video series founder Joe Francis from a $3 million judgment awarded to a woman who claimed he wrongly linked her identity to a high-profile sex scandal, finding that there wasn't enough evidence to show that Francis made the video or that the New Jersey federal court had authority to hear the case.

The central flaw of the district court's ruling, the panel found, was that it relied on a faulty connection between Francis and the controversial...
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