Boston Herald Beats Libel Suit Over Boston Singer's Suicide

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts state judge on Wednesday tossed a defamation lawsuit brought by Tom Scholz, founder of the rock band Boston, against The Boston Herald Inc. and two columnists over stories implying he was responsible for frontman Brad Delp's suicide.

Judge Frances A. McIntyre granted the newspaper's motion for summary judgment, saying three articles penned by Gayle  Fee and Laura Raposa are protected by the First Amendment. Judge McIntyre said the reasons why Delp took his own life aren't knowable, making it impossible to determine whether statements...
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