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← Science writer Simon Singh wins libel appeal

Veronique's Avatar Jump to comment 17 by Veronique

Yes, I will donate to a fund to help Simon Singh with the ongoing costs he will incur in the fighting of this ridiculous case. The right to appeal is only the start.

I would also like to see RDFRS start such a fund. The BCA has a lot more funds to draw on that a single person fighting for the right to make comments on spurious claims made by a vested group like BCA.

No costs are awarded until the case is heard and a judgement made. At least, that is my understanding. A damages claim has to be made before either side pays the costs of the other and that depends on which side finally wins.

It is usually settled out of court at the end, but not always. Singh needs financial help through the coming months (maybe years).

Don’t forget the Coalition for Libel Reform. That group needs support – at least with numbers.

Cheers
V
edit I hope that RDFRS starts a fund because I would prefer to be associated with such a fund. It can only add to our profile.

Thu, 01 Apr 2010 12:41:00 UTC | #454896