It’s a long and ugly story. Tim Ball, climate scientist and skeptic of warming is sued by the litigious Michael Mann, and his life is turned upside down.
All that Ball did was say Mann cheated and lied in his work to create the hockey stick. Mann sued and caused much havoc in Ball’s life, because Ball is, like most of the Skeptics, not backed by Daddy Green bucks outfits.
In fact last week I read a message by Ball on all the trouble Mann’s lawsuits have caused him and the stress.
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.
Guess what, it also opens up a lawsuit based on the Lincoln Law, which is a law that imposes punishment on anyone who defrauds the American Taxpayer.
Mark Steyn and National Review are going to benefit from this development unless Mann can find a friendly judge to make it go away.