7th Circuit dismisses Scottie Pippen suit

Former NBA star sued media outlets for defamation

Ex-National Basketball Association (NBA) star Scottie Pippen just lost big time.

First, some background: In December 2011, the former Chicago Bulls player sued 10 media outlets, claiming they falsely reported that he had filed for bankruptcy. Pippen’s suit targeted CBS Corp., CNBC owners Comcast Corp. and General Electric Co., as well as other media companies for negligence, false light and defamation. He sought $10 million in damages. 

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