April 27, 2012
“A Classic Textbook SLAPP”
Clare L. Pieuk, Cybersmoke Blog
“When a doctor hires a private detective to find out which one of the 4,400 nurses in St. Louis County, MN may have called him a ‘tool’ you know the man is serious about defending his reputation. That is just what Dr. David McKee of Northland Neurology and Myology is doing in preparation for the next leg of his defamation lawsuit against the son of a former patient, Dennis Laurion.”
Every time we hear about this case we’re reminded of our old friends over at Bitcher & Prickman, LLP.
While this defamation suit was deservedly thrown out by a lower court, the decision was reversed on appeal. If you look at the seven or eight statements that are allegedly defamatory one is left scratching their head. Who among us haven’t been called a “tool” and much, much worse!