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Libel claim against newspapers dismissed for violation of statute of limitations

The Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of Arelious Ray Reed's libel claim against the Observer & Eccentric Mirror newspaper because Reed waited too long to sue.  Reed argued that his statute of limitations was "tolled" or extended, during the period he pursued a claim in federal court.  He failed to take into account, however, that tolling ceased when the federal court action was dismissed, making his subsequent state filing too late.
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