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Billionaire sues over party yacht stories

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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