I found an interesting update about the lawsuit by Front sight and Ignatius Piazza against Diana Mertz Hsieh.
According to http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/~skent/Linkedfiles/hsiereport.htm , Piazza hasn't even taken the time to read the websites that the lawsuit is about, but said that these websites are "hateful, bigoted and untrue":
This claim by the plaintiff is perplexing, since, in his Verified Complaint, Dr. Piazza does not specify exactly the Internet links to which he was referring. Consequently, it is next to impossible for me, and I suspect the court, to evaluate the merits of his assertion. Moreover, no evidence exists that he read any of the web sites to which defendant Hsieh referred him. In deposition, when the defendant's attorney, Mr. Watson, asked Dr. Piazza whether he had read any of the articles/websites to which defendant Hsieh had referred to him in e-mail correspondence on October 26, 2002, Dr. Piazza replied, "Um, I don't remember if I did or I didn't" (Deposition of Ignatius A. Piazza, II, 2003: 42 l. 2). Similarly, when the defendant's attorney, Mr. Watson, asked Dr. Piazza, "Do you understand that there is quite a body of websites on the Internet criticizing Scientology?," Dr. Piazza replied:
A. Whether I'm aware of it or not, what difference does it make?
Q. Are you aware of that?
A. I don't go through these websites, so there may be hundreds of them, but I'm not aware of what they are or I don't read them.... (Deposition of Ignatius A. Piazza, II, 2003: 64, l. 13-20).
Then Dr. Piazza's attorney, Mr. Morris, objected. The objection aside, I cannot determine how Dr. Piazza concluded that defendant Hsieh provided Internet links to hateful, bigoted, and untrue statements about Scientology, since he did not (or did not remember) reading any of them.
I hope that Nevada does provide a SLAPP-like law.
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From: Tilman Hausherr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Ignatius Piazza says he is a catholic!
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2004 17:45:36 +0100
Organization: Old Europe
Ignatius Piazza says he is a catholic:
Piazza completely denies that Front Sight is fronting for Scientology and says, in fact, that he's a Catholic. "Bottom line is freedom of religion is freedom of religion ... And there is absolutely no connection (between Front Sight and Scientology) ... That's all behind us," he said.
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