"The Court finds that there is sufficient evidence in the record to demonstrate that Plaintiff is likely to succeed on the merits," said a DC Superior Court judge in her latest procedural ruling in the defamation case of Michael Mann v. National Review, et al. "The evidence before the Court indicates the likelihood that 'actual malice' is present in the [National Review's] conduct."
On August 30 the Court denied the Defendants' Motion for Reconsideration of the Court's July 19 order, which had affirmed Prof. Mann's right to proceed in his defamation lawsuit. The text of the August 30 Court Order is here in PDF.
Some excerpts from the Court Order denying Defendants' Motion for Reconsideration:
Earlier posts of documents in the case:
August 19: Michael Mann v. National Review et al. defamation lawsuit - new Plaintiff's briefs
July 19: DC Court affirms Michael Mann's right to proceed in defamation lawsuit against National Review and CEI