Last we heard from Simon Singh, he was preparing an appeal in his case.
If you recall, Singh was being sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association because he had written an article trashing the supposed legitimacy of chiropractics.
There’s an update on the case and it’s not a good one:
… the Court of Appeal has refused Simon Singh’s application for permission to appeal (PTA).
There are no further details yet, including reasons.
Simon Singh has just over SEVEN days to decide whether to ask for an oral renewal hearing, though the seven days commence on the service of notice of the decision on the parties (not the date it was made or any order was sealed).(This right is unless the Court of Appeal has held that the application is totally without merit.)
If anyone can help us make sense of this, what does this mean for Singh? What are his options now? Will an oral renewal hearing work in his favor?
(via New Humanist Blog)