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Courtney Love Twitter Trial Moved to February

Courtney Love
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The trial date in the defamation case against Courtney Love over her outrageous Twitter postings has been postponed three weeks. 

Lawyers for Love and fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir—who is suing the rocker over a March 2009 tirade of Tweets in which Love called the self-proclaimed "Boudoir Queen" a prostitute and a thief—were in the Los Angeles courtroom of Hon. Debre Weintraub this morning for the final status conference in the case. The trial date, which was to have been on Jan 18, has been pushed to Feb 8 for scheduling purposes. The trial is expected to last at least a week. 

Click here for our explanation of the case and its implications for Twitter-happy celebrities. Given Love's erratic behavior and the legal issues at play, this trial is sure to be interesting.

A mandatory settlement conference has been set for Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. If a deal can't be reached, Love will be the star witness in the first-ever high-profile defamation trial over a celebrity's comments on Twitter.

Corrected post: We originally said the trial date was Feb 6, but that's a Sunday, of course. The trial is scheduled to begin on the 8th.