Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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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