Ga. Court Tosses Libel Suit Over Dr. Oz's Olive Oil Segment

Law360, Los Angeles (March 3, 2017, 11:17 PM EST) -- Television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz has ducked a complaint brought in Georgia superior court by an olive oil importer's trade group accusing the physician of making false claims about the quality of olive oil sold in the U.S., receiving protection under the state's anti-SLAPP law.

The host of the syndicated "The Dr. Oz Show," plus the program's marketer and promoters, were sued in November under a Georgia food libel statute, as well as for tortious interference with business relations and negligent misrepresentation, by the North American Olive Oil Association, a trade association that represents marketers and importers of olive oil sold...

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