Miami Herald settles lawsuit with former US Senate candidate

MIAMI – The Miami Herald has settled a libel lawsuit brought against the newspaper by former U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene.

The Herald ( reports that a notice of dismissal was filed Monday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court.

An agreement was signed last week by Greene and Alexandra Villoch, president and publisher of the Miami Herald Media Co. Green filed the suit six years ago after losing the Democratic primary to former U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek by 26 percentage points.

Greene also sued the parent company of the Tampa Bay Times, then the St. Petersburg Times. The Palm Beach billionaire argued three reports about his real-estate dealings and yacht parties cost him the primary and defamed his reputation. He sought $500 million in damages.

Terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed.


Information from: The Miami Herald,