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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Defamation Claim by Boston Rocker Dismissed

The National Law Journal reports that a Massachusetts trial court has granted summary judgment in a defamation suit brought by Boston rock band founder Donald Scholz against the Boston Herald and two journalists.  According to the article, the Herald articles "insinuated that [lead singer Brad] Delp's rocky relationship with Scholz drove [Delp] to take his own life."  The trial court found that Scholz could not prove defamation because the statements constituted "non-actionable opinion."

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