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Teresa Giudice wins in court; fraud lawsuit dismissed

Teresa Giudice comes out of the courthouse.
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Teresa Giudice got her name cleared in court on Monday and the reality star probably is elated at the judge’s decision. The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star got a Bergen County Superior Court judge to agree she had no part is an allegation of fraud perpetrated by her husband against his former business partner Joseph Mastropole. According to New on Monday, the judge dismissing her name from the case and declared that she had no role in the issues being discussed in court.

The case decision was also a win for Joe Giudice as much of Mastropole's case was dismissed against Joe as well. It’s possible that Joseph Mastropole could seek punitive damages against for allegedly forging his name on documents, but that depends on how the case moves forward and an appeal would be necessary.

Apparently the judge found no evidence connecting Teresa Giudice to her husband's real estate affairs. This offered no reason for her to be held responsible for damages or concerns surrounding the incident. With the possibility of an appeal, the win might be short lived if the decision is overturned at a later date.

Teresa Giudice currently is focusing on her family and working to ready herself for whatever might be coming her way later this year. The couple plead guilty to various federal charge around fraud earlier this year and are expected to be sentenced in the summer. Teresa Giudice could receive as much as 27 months in jail, however fans and family are hoping for a smaller sentence and even house arrest.

As fans are waiting to see what happens to “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” it appears that nothing will be finalized until Teresa’s sentence is handed down. The decision is a first for the Bravo TV show as a premiere date hasn't even been set, but almost unavoidable as there needs to be some closure before publicity around the show is started.

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