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James Franco

NYU Prof Can't Sue Me

For Saying He Sucks

3/2/2013 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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James Franco
refuses to back down from the ex-NYU professor who sued the actor for calling him a "bad teacher" -- insisting the guy not only sucks at teaching, but he also screwed up his own lawsuit.

Franco has just filed a response to Jose Angel Santana's request for a default judgement in his favor in his defamation lawsuit against Franco. Santana feels he's entitled to the judgement because Franco never responded to the initial 2011 lawsuit.

But in docs, Franco now says Santana never properly served him with the suit ...and therefore the judge should toss out Santana's request for the default judgement. 

Franco also claims the entire matter should be dismissed on grounds his insult is protected free speech -- in other words ... you can't sue someone over their opinion.

And now, here's one of our favorite pictures ever -- James Franco sleeping in class.

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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

515 days ago
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tdr9    

These things happen. We need more news

515 days ago
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Lauren    

Why did you have to use the worst picture of James Franco ever? lol

515 days ago
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kitnplayn    

You would have to be a bad teacher if you can't educate a guy who is sleeping.

515 days ago
5.

Michelle    

James is such a douche!! Heard that movie that he is staring in is okay except for him and Mila....they suck.

515 days ago
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Truth    

MEHHH... NO 1 CURR!!!!!!!! #TRUTH!!

515 days ago
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Amy    

Man, James, brush your teeth!!

515 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

All i know is that i can't wait to see, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oz_the_Great_and_Powerful , it looks like it will be lots of fun !....

515 days ago
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Kat    

There's no "e" in judgment. Not a court judgment. Sorry couldn't resist!

515 days ago
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Kat    

There's no "e" in judgment. Not in a court judgment. Sorry couldn't resist.

515 days ago
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RiceLover    

People will sue for anything.....

515 days ago
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cobrazombie    

One greasy guy's opinion. Get over it.

515 days ago
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Daisygirl420    

He never answered the complaint. That's nice. U have a ton of money for a lawyer and wait until this guy gets to the judgment phase and then swoop in. Franco is such an entitled brat. Him and Hathaway belong together

515 days ago
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bagladey    

James Franco is the one that sucks!

515 days ago
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jdelanoi    

So how was he not properly served?

515 days ago
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