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Fine lawsuit against ESPN going to federal court

Updated: June 12, 2013, 1:38 AM ET
Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine's defamation lawsuit against ESPN is being moved to federal court, according to court papers.

In a filing in state Supreme Court last week, Fine also dropped legal action against co-defendants named in the original summons filed in November, which included reporter Mark Schwarz, producer Arthur Berko, the Walt Disney Co. and the Hearst Corp. ESPN, Inc. will be the sole defendant.

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