DC Superior Court Rules in Favor of CEI in Michael Mann Lawsuit

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Today the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued a decision granting CEI’s motion for summary judgment in a defamation lawsuit brought by climate scientist Michael Mann in 2012. The court meanwhile denied motions for summary judgment from two other defendants in the case, as well as Mann’s motion for judgment that statements criticizing his research were false.

Competitive Enterprise Institute President Kent Lassman said:

“We are gratified by the decision from the court to grant summary judgment on the claims against CEI brought by Michael Mann. The ruling is a testament to a robust public sphere where ideas are contested through evidence, speech, and debate.  We expect that the remaining defendants will be vindicated in time.”

> View the court opinion and related legal documents at cei.org/michaelmann