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Calling Someone a "Twisted Moron" Isn't Libelous

"The statement at issue here is plainly an opinion, albeit an unflattering one."


Good to know! And obviously correct. The decision is from Maine Superior Court Judge Harold Stewart, II (Cumberland County), in John B. Pride, Inc. v. Kinch, 2020 WL 7223004 (handed down in September but just posted to Westlaw).