Billionaire sues over party yacht stories

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Failed Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene sued several newspapers Wednesday, claiming they published knowingly false articles timed to damage his chances of winning.

The 55-page lawsuit, filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, seeks $250 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages from the two newspapers, the reporters who wrote the pieces and editors who handled them.

The lawsuit accuses the newspapers of "a coordinated and agreed-upon plan to assassinate Greene's character, to diminish his chances of winning ... and to impair the future earning capacity of an extremely successfully businessman

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