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Old 9th December 2019, 02:37 PM   #761
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Originally Posted by PhantomWolf View Post
Have you read the thread?
I have. My belief (which may differ from yours) is that the guy with better and more expensive lawyers prevailed.
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Old 9th December 2019, 03:17 PM   #762
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Originally Posted by Agatha View Post
I have. My belief (which may differ from yours) is that the guy with better and more expensive lawyers prevailed.
What do you base that belief on?
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Old 28th December 2019, 10:20 AM   #763
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Second rescue diver dies.
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Another Tham Luang hero lost his life on Friday when PO First Class Beirut Pakbara died from a rare blood infection the Royal Thai Navy said he contracted as a result of the high-profile cave rescue mission last year.
https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand...-dies#cxrecs_s
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Old 30th December 2019, 06:39 AM   #764
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Originally Posted by Agatha View Post
I have. My belief (which may differ from yours) is that the guy with better and more expensive lawyers prevailed.
In light of the whole "Devin Nunes suing everyone that calls him a dork on Twitter" narrative, I've been thinking a bit about the role defamation suits should play in our society.

As much as I personally dislike Musk and would like bad things to happen to him, I don't think this dispute is an appropriate use of our court system.

Musk ran his mouth and called the diver a pedo without a shred of evidence. Even granting that, I'm not sure getting sued should be the response. I'm not convinced that the slur actually caused any harm. Did anyone actually believe Musk?

I'm not a lawyer, so I'm not commenting on the viability of an appeal, but rather just on whether suing ought to be the response here.

The diver had pretty much the whole world on his side, being a hero and all that. The best response would have been to relentlessly mock Musk as a rich crybaby.
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Old 30th December 2019, 09:09 AM   #765
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post
Did anyone actually believe Musk?
This line makes it pretty clear that you've never interacted with Musk fans on twitter. They're a strange breed, and a decent amount of them absolutely believed him.
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Old 30th December 2019, 03:08 PM   #766
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post
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I'm not a lawyer, so I'm not commenting on the viability of an appeal, but rather just on whether suing ought to be the response here.

The diver had pretty much the whole world on his side, being a hero and all that. The best response would have been to relentlessly mock Musk as a rich crybaby.
Suing is pretty much the only thing someone can do when he feels injured in a non-criminal matter. Musk could have made the whole thing go away by just apologizing. He could even have said that "pedo" was just a meaningless childhood taunt, and he regretted that it had been misinterpreted. Instead, he doubled down and even hired detectives (or tried to) to investigate the diver. I'm sorry the diver lost. I think with better lawyers he might have won. And it might have been possible for him to sue in the UK or Thailand instead of California.
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Old 31st December 2019, 02:45 PM   #767
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Suing is pretty much the only thing someone can do when he feels injured in a non-criminal matter. Musk could have made the whole thing go away by just apologizing. He could even have said that "pedo" was just a meaningless childhood taunt, and he regretted that it had been misinterpreted. Instead, he doubled down and even hired detectives (or tried to) to investigate the diver. I'm sorry the diver lost. I think with better lawyers he might have won. And it might have been possible for him to sue in the UK or Thailand instead of California.
The highlighted suggests that it wasn't intended to be taken as a meaningless insult but as an allegation.
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Old 31st December 2019, 09:52 PM   #768
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The highlighted suggests that it wasn't intended to be taken as a meaningless insult but as an allegation.
And that's why the diver was right to sue.
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