LOS ANGELES - A jury yesterday decided that an article published two years ago in California Municipal Bond Advisor, a Palm Springs, Calif.-based monthly newsletter, did not libel College Savings Bank of Princeton, N.J.

After three hours of deliberation, jurors voted 9 to 3 that an Oct. 1, 1991 newsletter article that derided the bank's college savings certificate of deposit product was not libelous. The panel's verdict followed a week-long trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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