How would you feel if the media (nbc) did this to you?

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  1. QGator2414
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    I hope there is either a settlement or a substantial jury award for the shameless and agenda driven acts of NBC against Zimmerman's reputation.
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    He'll clean up against NBC and rightly so
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    Agreed. What nbc did was beyond reprehensible. And we see the influence they have right here on too hot...
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    The claim for false light is pretty clear cut. Usually these type of cases aren't that cut and dry.
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    nbc will settle for a few million---just a cost of doing business. they have billions.
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    It's kinda funny... it is so cut and dry, the temptation might be to say to hell with settling... except that George Zimmerman probably does have a jury problem in any civil litigation. No way you'll get a reliable civil jury that doesn't have a handful of people who think they need to "make up" for the criminal trial.
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    I think a large part will depend on how much Zimmerman seeks.
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    I doubt he seeks anything until he finds out if TM family leeches are going to file civil against him
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    Calling them leeches is a bit unfair given the circumstances. I thought GM was not guilty of either manslaughter or murder but expected manslaughter, so i was pretty pleased.

    But a civil suit -as it pertains to "wrongful death" - seems totally applicable. This might end up the ideal scenario wherein GM settles with NBC for 8 figures, TM's family gets some retribution and it's the media circus that ends up cleaning up the party.
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    TM instigated felonious battery. Why should his family be compensated? Civil suit tugging at emotions have already given them millions more from the kid whose Mom evicted because he was becoming a thug. Self defense is not wrongful death
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    Zimmerman has been portrayed so similarly by most media outlets that he may have a difficult time proving damages against NBC, which may in turn prompt NBC to roll the dice and allow a trial. Their edits are disgusting.

    Hopefully they settle and the circus leaves town so both these families can begin to move on.

    Calling Trayvon's family leeches is a bit much, though.
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    Attorneys on the board...question for you. If a party files a civil suit against Zimmerman (costing Zimmerman big bucks to defend) can Zimmerman sue for his legal costs should he win civil suit?
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    If someone sues him and he can make a good faith argument that it's a frivolous lawsuit, he can file what's called a Proposal for Settlement and offer to settle the case for a nominal amount, like $100. If they don't accept his offer within 30 days and instead proceed to a Judgment, and then either lose outright or fail to win an award that's more than 75% of the $100 he offered, they will be subject to having to pay all the legal fees he incurred starting from the date of the expiration of the 30-day Proposal for Settlement.
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    Well first, my primary issue was with calling these people "leeches" just cause.

    Second, GM's case does not indict TM of "felonious battery." And third, in the eyes of a civil suit it could be entirely irrelevant given GM's actions prior to the confrontation. For example, the dispatcher suggesting GM not follow him is not a legal command, but a jury might find it to be the tipping point wherein the death could have or should have been prevented.
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    You don't know that.
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    and you do not know that he didn't
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    It's largely irrelevant to a wrongful death suit either way.
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    No it's not. Do some research on that immunity O'Mara spoke of.
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    Huh? All he said he would seek immunity. I'm not sure what that has to do with what I said at all.

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