Lawyer Sues Opposing Lawyer For Defamation
from the careful-what-you-say dept
You don't see this one every day. A lawyer is suing the opposing lawyer in a high profile controversial case about a teenaged runaway, claiming that the opposing lawyer defamed him, by saying in a TV interview that he was "unqualified" and "that he has terrorist ties." While the latter clearly could be defamatory (the former might be... but seems more like a statement of opinion, not fact), it does make you wonder if such a lawsuit really is effective in preventing "damage to his reputation." I would think that most people would recognize the statements in context, rather than automatically assuming they were true.