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Nature Journal Wins Free Speech Lawsuit
2012-07-09 13:20:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A critical view of a British scientist published by the scientific journal Nature in a November 2008 article has been ruled as responsible and honest by a Bristol crown court judge on Friday, after the scientist sued for libel. Physicist Mohamed El Naschie said an article published in the journal had damaged his reputation. However, the publishers argued that the report was fair, honest, and in the public interest. The article...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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