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Belli v. Orlando Daily Newspapers, Inc
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The Plaintiff was a nationally prominent attorney. Another attorney, Mr. Handley, had a conversation with a columnist for the Defendant in which he related a story he had heard regarding Plaintiff. The story was that Plaintiff and his wife ran up a large clothing bill at a Florida hotel, at the expense of the Association. The columnist published the story with embellishments and the story turned out to be false. The Plaintiff brought an action for libel and slander. The District Court dismissed Plaintiff’s complaint for failure to state a claim.
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