Lindsay Lohan, Samantha Ronson

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The one tabloid rumor Lindsay Lohan's joined-at-the-hip gal-pal actually wants to clear up is the one she won't be allowed to.

For the second time in seven months, a judge has thrown out Samantha Ronson's libel lawsuit against blogger Perez Hilton, claiming she waited too long to file her do-over motion and that the suit failed to present any new information this time around.

Ronson first filed a defamation complaint against Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, last July, over a report he repeated from the site Celebrity Babylon alleging Ronson planted the drugs found in Lohan's car in the latter's much-publicized May 2007 crash.

Perez Hilton

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As he did last November, Los Angeles Superior Judge Elihu M. Berle again tossed out the DJ's suit. Ronson was seeking to reinstate the case on the basis that former lawyer Martin Garbus, whom she is also suing, did not handle the case properly.

Today's hearing lasted slightly more than a half hour, and Berle claimed that whether or not Garbus mishandled the case, Ronson was equally represented by a second lawyer, who was present in the courtroom for all of the proceedings.

"Samantha Ronson tried to point the finger at Perez Hilton and now tries to point the finger at her own former lawyer," said Hilton's attorney, Bryan J. Freedman. "It's time for her to look in the mirror when she is looking for someone else to blame for her predicament."

Ronson has a separate negligence, breach-of-contract and breach-of-fiduciary-duty suit still pending against Garbus.

She claims the attorney abandoned his representation before several key benchmarks in the case, including deposing Hilton. She also alleges that a conflict of interest stemming from a dispute over attorneys fees prevented him from properly representing her.

Garbus' attorneys, naturally, dispute the claims and say Ronson's case does not warrant her seeking punitive damages. A hearing on that matter is set for July 16.

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