Neb. suit filed over ‘idiot’ comment dismissed

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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a home inspector who’d sued a Seward real estate agent and her company over an email that he says she sent to more than 400 people calling him a “total idiot.”

Online court records say Judge Robert Otte last week granted a request by Shelly Nitz, Woods Brothers Realty and HomeServices of Nebraska, to dismiss the action brought by Matthew Steinhausen in January 2012. He said the email was libelous and hurt his business.

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