Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Simon Singh Wins Libel Appeal In BCA Case

Simon Singh has prevailed in an appeal in the libel case brought against him by the British Chiropractic Association, although his defense has cost him an alarming two hundred thousand pounds. In a unanimous decision, a three judge appellate court ruled that the lower court judge, Mr. Justice Eady had "erred in his approach" when he decided that Mr. Singh could not use the defense of "fair comment" in defending himself against the defamation charge brought by the BCA that statements he made about some chiropractic claims were opinion rather than fact. Mr. Justice Eady determined instead that they were statements of fact.

Read more here in an article from the Guardian. Here's more from the BBC.

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