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Jim Van Fleet, WTSP clash over stormy work relationship, termination

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Many Bay area residents recognize Jim Van Fleet as the chief meteorologist on WTSP Channel 10. However, he was recently terminated. Now, Van Fleet is suing WTSP, its owners, general manager, and news director for breach of contract, defamation, conspiracy to defame, and negligence. Van Fleet and his lawyers filed suit in the Circuit Court for Pinellas County Oct. 27. The damages that he seeks exceed $15,000 and includes damage to his reputation, professional standing, and ability to gain new…

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