Law’s Jonathan Adler shares possible appeal options for man found liable of defamation

A jury found climate skeptic liable for defamation — legal experts say he has a chance to win on appeal

The Daily CallerJonathan Adler, the Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, outlined the possible appeal options for a man found liable for defaming a climate scientist. “It appears to me that (he) has strong arguments that the punitive damages awarded are excessive under current law, particularly under Supreme Court decisions invalidating exorbitant punitive damage awards that are disproportionate to the actual damages suffered by the plaintiff,” he said.