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Fair comment defence succeeds

By Steven | April 2, 2010

The Simon Singh fair comment appeal has been released. He’s the guy who said of the British Chiropractic Association that it “happily promotes bogus treatments”. Did this accuse them of conscious dishonesty? Eady J said yes, and it was a statement of fact. There was much hue and cry about the death of free speech. The Court of Appeal has held that it was a statement of opinion.  Early reaction here and here and here.

Update: … and the British Chiropractic Association has dropped the case.

Topics: Defamation |

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