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'Hurt Locker' defamation lawsuit dismissed

October 13, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A federal judge Thursday dismissed an Iraq War veteran's lawsuit over the Oscar-winning film "The Hurt Locker."

Shortly before the movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture, veteran Jeffrey Sarver sued director Kathryn Bigelow and others claiming they based the film on his experiences.

The judge ruled the movie was the result of the filmmakers' creativity.