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Condit Dunne In by Judge

7/8/2008 6:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gary Condit didn't get slandered by Dominick Dunne.

Condit's federal lawsuit against the famed author was thrown out today, after a judge ruled Dunne's comments on "Larry King Live" -- intimating that Condit had something to do with the presumed murder of Chandra Levy -- did not rise to the level of slander.

U.S. District Judge Peter Leisure ruled, "The context in which Dunne's statements were made demonstrate that they were part of a discussion about 'speculation' in the media and inaccurate media coverage."

Dunne is finishing up a highly-anticipated novel. We have no idea what Condit is up to.

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