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It wasn’t very nice of film producer and author Jane Hamsher to refer to Los Angeles attorney Thomas Ferlauto as a “Kmart Johnnie Cochran” or a “creepazoid” in her book about the making of the Oliver Stone movie Natural Born Killers.

But that doesn’t make the book libelous, the Second District Court of Appeal said Tuesday. The court not only forbade Ferlauto from suing Hamsher, but at times seemed to admire Hamsher’s “imaginative” put-downs for the attorney.

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