Defamation Suit Over Boston Singer's Suicide Tossed

Law360, New York (August 22, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts state judge on Friday threw out a defamation suit by Tom Scholz, founder of the rock band Boston, against the ex-wife of late band member Brad Delp, finding that her comments to the Boston Herald after Delp's suicide did not defame Scholz.

Scholz, who is pursuing a separate libel suit against the Herald and its reporters, claimed that Micki Delp falsely implied that Brad Delp, Boston's lead singer, was driven to suicide in 2007 over a rocky relationship with Scholz, the band's guitarist and...
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