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
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
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