Fla. Appeals Court Nixes Ex-Hospital Chief's $10M Libel Win

Law360, New York (October 20, 2011, 7:53 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court's decision overturning a $10 million jury award to a cardiologist who argued he was libeled by a series of St. Petersburg Times articles claiming he was forced to step down as head of a medical center because of corruption and sexual harassment.

Florida's Second District Court of Appeal upheld the decision without comment.

Dr. Harold L. Kennedy originally brought the suit in Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court in 2005, alleging three St. Petersburg Times articles written by reporter...
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