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Hulk Hogan's Gawker verdict as much about newsworthiness as privacy, according to experts

By Jamie Kelly | Jun 26, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG—The $140 million Florida verdict for invasion of privacy last month that has driven Gawker Media into bankruptcy and toward a possible sale is less a result of one state’s privacy laws and more a combination of the decision of one particular jury and possibly the visceral reaction to excerpts of a sex tape, according to people who have studied the case.

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