Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Interesting Finding of Fact

I am reading the Court's opinion in Wallace v. Perry, Adv. No. 08-3299 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2/3/10) for an article about blogging, politics, defamation and dischargeability. At 118 pages, the opinion will take take a little while to digest. However, one finding of fact jumped out at me:

15. Contrary to statements made about him, Wallace also convincingly testified that he was never involved in a plot to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea. [June 5, 2009, Tr. 6:4-9]. This Court finds that not only were the statements published by Perry about Wallace involving himself in a plot to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea false, but all of the defamatory allegations made or published by Perry against Wallace were false.
While I am sure that Mr. Wallace would just as soon not been involved in controversy, at least he has a judicial finding that the statements about him trying to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea were not only false but defamatory. Look for more to come on this case.

2 comments:

Ron said...

well, I'm hooked....

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