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Former Drew Peterson lawyer sues Tribune Co. for libel.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Joel Brodsky, an attorney who represented Drew Peterson before he withdrew from the legal team last October, has filed a libel lawsuit against attorney Steven Greenberg and Tribune Co., among others. Peterson was found guilty in September of the 2004 murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Brodsky said that a letter obtained by the Tribune from Greenberg contained material that was "false and misleading," according to the lawsuit. Brodsky's lawsuit claims Greenberg's letter was "a false narrative" designed to defame Brodsky as revenge for Brodsky's attempt to fire Greenberg as one of Peterson's attorneys. The lawsuit states that the letter defamed Brodsky by claiming he was a liar and an incompetent lawyer. The letter put Brodsky's law office "in a false light in the public eye," causing him to lose out on profits, according to the suit.

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Title Annotation:LEGAL BRIEFS
Publication:Editor & Publisher
Date:May 1, 2013
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