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Jury deliberates in Miss San Antonio dispute

Jury deliberates in Miss San Antonio dispute
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 8:04pm

Jurors have begun deliberations in the court battle between the Miss San Antonio pageant organization and the 17-year-old girl the organizers stripped of the 2011 crown.

Domonique Ramirez wants her crown restored so she can compete for Miss Texas, and if she wins there, Miss America.

In closing arguments to the Bexar (BAYR) County jury, Ramirez's attorney Luis Vera Jr. said an unflattering modeling picture of his
client in a dress "started this whole firestorm."

But pageant organizers denied that weight was an issue, but rather insubordination and breach of contract.

In his closing arguments, pageant attorney Ben Wallis noted that witnesses testified to "a lackadaisical attitude" that Ramirez is
said to have had toward her title. In Wallis' words, "She didn't feel the responsibility to do much of anything."

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