LOS ANGELES: A California jury on Friday cleared singer-actress Courtney Love of libeling her former lawyer on Twitter in a defamation case believed to be the first to reach trial in the United States over comments published on the social media network. The verdict was returned by the 12-member Los Angeles County Superior Court jury after about four hours of deliberations, capping a nearly two-week trial, said plaintiff’s lawyer Mitchell Langberg. A lawsuit brought against Love in May 2011 claimed she had committed libel by falsely suggesting in a 2010 tweet.–Reuters