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Monday, February 10, 2014

Mark O'Mara, the defense attorney who successfully got George Zimmerman acquitted of murder after he shot Trayvon Martin to death in their Sanford, Fl., neighborhood in 2012, has announced that he's no longer the local counsel on record for Zimmerman's libel lawsuit against NBC. Zimmerman filed the defamation lawsuit against NBC in 2012, claiming the network made him look like he was racially targeting Martin.

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In September of last year, O'Mara said he wouldn't be representing Zimmerman in his divorce case or a domestic violence case against his wife, Shellie, and her father that was under investigation at that time.

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made him look like he was racially targeting Martin.

heavens, what an outrageous statement. What's next, NBC Sports slandering Payton Manning, claiming he deliberately throws the football?

#1 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-02-10 10:29 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2

I guess Zimmerman didn't pay his bill.

#2 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014-02-10 11:31 AM | Reply | Flag:

His boxing match is off now, so he may have to shoot another kid to get some more air time.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2014-02-10 11:35 AM | Reply | Flag:

I guess Zimmerman didn't pay his bill.

O'Mara has said publicly that Zimmerman never paid him.

#4 | Posted by rcade at 2014-02-10 12:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

#4 Goes with the territory.

#5 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2014-02-10 01:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

Being a defense attorney is only lucrative when you represent smart criminals who actually retain the spoils from their ill gotten gains.

#6 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2014-02-10 01:26 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Defending Zimmerman, from the very start, was a marketing play.

#7 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2014-02-10 01:27 PM | Reply | Flag:

I don't think Zummerman can lose the lawsuit.

Then again I've always considered him dumb.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-10 01:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

O'Mara is a smart guy. He has gotten all the popular benefits he can from representing GZ. Now it is time to cut the line. He may end up being the only 'winner' from the whole GZ-Trayvon episode.

#9 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-02-10 03:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

I don't think Zummerman can lose the lawsuit.
Then again I've always considered him dumb.

#8 | POSTED BY TOR

It's not Zimmerman's case to lose. It was always O'Mara's.

Lawyers have niches. This case requires a litigator who knows the wedge that will crack open NBC's defense. If that litigator can't sustain the wedge and shield him/herself behind it while NBC stews, NBC will win by heavyweight knockout. There's 40% of a payout to be had, but a defense attorney is not likely to find it cost-effectively against a whale.

O'Mara has worked long enough for no pay within his bailiwick. Probably has filed the paperwork wrong and already realized he doesn't know how to advance this case. He's wise not to double down.

#10 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2014-02-10 03:34 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

made him look like he was racially targeting Martin.

heavens, what an outrageous statement. What's next, NBC Sports slandering Payton Manning, claiming he deliberately throws the football?

#1 | Posted by northguy3

Liar. You know that NBC deliberately did that. They apologized for it!!

#11 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2014-02-11 12:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

Yep. The more proper analogy for Manning would be to edit an interview to suggest that he throws the football to opposing players to influence the final point spread.

#12 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2014-02-11 08:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

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