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Re: New Revelations on the Origins of MJ-12

From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2007 16:15:57 +0100
Archived: Sun, 02 Sep 2007 12:36:51 -0400
Subject: Re: New Revelations on the Origins of MJ-12


>From: Stan Friedman <fsphys.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2007 20:45:30 -0300
>Subject: Re: New Revelations on the Origins of MJ-12

>>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2007 16:09:19 +0100
>>Subject: Re: New Revelations on the Origins of MJ-12

>>>From: John Rimmer <j.rimmer.nul>
>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 15:22:18 +0100
>>>Subject: Re: New Revelations on the Origins of MJ-12

<snip>

>>>Stan Friedman did not "win" a libel case in England. It was
>>>settled out of court.

>>John is correct. On September 15, 1990 the Manchester Evening
>>News ran a feature entitled "Apology to Mr Stanton Friedman and
>>Mr Harry Harris" which contained the phrases "Ms Randles has
>>accepted that her letter was defamatory ..." and "Both Ms
>>Randles and the Evening News have agreed to pay Mr Friedman and
>>Mr Harris undisclosed damages and costs in settlement of High
>>Court proceedings for defamation ...".

>Wouldn't most reasonable people accept that in view of the last
>sentence above, that I won, since I was paid damages and costs
>in Settlement of High Court proceedings...

Fair point. Yes, they probably would.

>A court action was brought, a legal settlement was reached with
>my getting paid. That isn't neutral; it isn't losing. It means I
>won. Jenny and the Times paid me. I didn't pay them. We do speak
>the same language don't we?

OK, while John's post was _technically_ correct it was arguably
misleading (not his intention, I'm sure), which is why posting
the quotes from the Manchester Evening News contextualized his
"settled out of court" comment.


Best wishes,

Nick Pope

http://www.nickpope.net


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