Melania Trump refiles $150M libel lawsuit against Daily Mail publisher

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First lady Melania Trump has re-filed a $150 million libel lawsuit against the Daily Mail in New York after a judge dismissed an earlier suit filed in Maryland on jurisdictional grounds.

She previously filed the lawsuit in Maryland against the company that publishes the Daily Mail’s website, but a judge ruled that the case should not have been filed in the state. Mail Media Inc. has corporate offices in New York, according to multiple reports

{mosads}Trump originally filed her suit against the Daily Mail and Maryland-based political blogger Webster Griffin Tarpley in September after they published allegations that she once worked for an escort service in the 1990s.

The Daily Mail retracted the story after she filed the lawsuit.

Trump’s lawsuit against the blogger will move forward in Maryland, according to reports.


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