Monday, February 24, 2014

Remember Globular Warmening Hero Michael Mann?

Remember he's been suing people like Mark Steyn?  He also sued Tim Ball.

Remember I(and other people) wondered just how much Mann was going to like discovery?  Seems he doesn't like it at ALL:
Well some good news. Mann refused discovery requests and his lawsuit has failed for lack of prosecution and a counter claim has been filed by Ball.

And it get’s better.

I always told you that Mann was walking into the trap of putting his scientific charlatanism on trial if he sued.

The Defense for defamation or libel is the truth.

The discovery of those files Mann and UVA kept out of the hands of Cuccinelli will be a game changer.
Yes, Steyn & Co. are aware of this.
Massive counterclaims, in excess of $10 million, have just been filed against climate scientist Michael Mann after lawyers affirmed that the former golden boy of global warming alarmism had sensationally failed in his exasperating three-year bid to sue skeptic Canadian climatologist, Tim Ball. Door now wide open for criminal investigation into Climategate conspiracy.
Mann arrest photo

Buoyed by Dr Ball's successes, journalist and free-speech defender, Mark Steyn has promptly decided to likewise countersue Michael Mann for $10 million in response to a similar SLAPP suit filed by the litigious professor from Penn. State University against not just Steyn, but also the National Review, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Rand Simberg. Ball's countersuit against Mann seeks "exemplary and punitive damages. " Bishop Hill blog is running extracts of Steyn's counterclaim, plus link.

Mann is really going to wish he'd kept his mouth shut

1 comment:

Sailorcurt said...

Unfortunately, it seems there's been a little exaggeration in some of the reports about the Ball case lately.

According to Anthony Watts, the Ball case has not been dismissed, although it's true that Mann is dragging his feet on discovery.

Also, from the same post, there is little chance of Mann going bankrupt (unless a court actually does award Ball or Steyn millions in damages) over the case, as he's being subsidized by deep pocketed liberals through a "Legal Defense Fund".