From: "Phil Allison"
Subject: Re: What's going on in Australia?
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Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 17:03:31 +1100
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"Jim Thompson" wrote in message
> On Tue, 24 Dec 2002 02:58:36 GMT,
> "Richard Henry" ,
> In Newsgroup: alt.binaries.schematics.electronic,
> Article: ,
> Entitled: "Re: What's going on in Australia?",
> Wrote the following:
> |"Phil Allison" wrote in message
> |> "Jim Thompson" wrote in message
> |> news:email@example.com...
> |> > Apparently some Aussie scammer ("...a schemer given to stock scams,
> |> > money laundering and fraud") is suing Dow Jones for defamation:
> |> ** That is the claim made in the defamatory article about Joseph
> |> Gutnik.
> |> It is not a proven fact. Mr Gutnik is suing Dow Jones over
> |that|> claim.
> |> It would be wise to wait for the outcome before deciding he
> |a guilty man.
> |> Only jerks go around repeating defamations of people.
> In the USA, for a "public figure" to be defamed, you must prove
** Being reckless with the facts and destroying someone's good name as a
result sounds like grade A malice to me.
Thus we have basically no libel or slander cases claimed by
> "public figures".
** A company director like Mr Gutnik is not a public figure.
> "Jerks" are generic ;-)
** So you are a generic ?