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Mother of Natalee Holloway "crushed" by case dismissal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The mother of a Mountain Brook teenager who disappeared more than a year ago in Aruba said she was "crushed" by the dismissal of the lawsuit filed against the Dutch teen last seen with her daughter.

Beth Twitty, mother of Natalee Holloway, said the suit was her only and last shot for justice.

Twitty said she knew the case filed in Manhattan against Joran van der Sloot was a long shot but the family took a chance.

The case claimed van der Sloot was responsible for Holloway's disappearance and sought unspecified damages.

Van der Sloot has maintained his innocence.

He was last seen leaving a bar with Holloway before she vanished May 30th, 2005.

He and two friends were arrested on suspicion of involvement in her disappearance, but were released.

Van der Sloot's lawyer told The Associated Press that his client is pleased by the judge's decision.

A judge said the suit should not have been filed in New York.

Courtesy: Associated Press

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