Earlier today, Quackdown reported that in South Africa…
Solal Technologies is suing Kevin Charleston for R350,000 because he wrote on the Quackdown website that Solal Technologies’ magazine, Health Intelligence is a “disguised marketing programme for Solal Technologies, a company that actively promotes pseudoscience and aggressively attempts to shut out valid criticism of its advertising.”
Solal Technologies deserve hefty criticism. They have made misleading claims that their products help treat AIDS, cancer, heart disease and depression. Since quackery is a very serious problem in South Africa, it is surely in the public interest to expose these claims.
But like the quacks they are, Solal’s response is to litigate.
Send me your links!
- Quack company litigates against its critics Quackdown 11/10/12
- Morning Toolbox – October 11, 2012 – Legal Threats and Fair Use Tim Farley, Skeptical Software Tools, 11/10/12
- Yet another quack company litigates against its critics Josephine Jones, 11/10/12
- The Morning Heresy 10/11/12: Ladybugs’ Picnic Day Center for Inquiry, 11/10/12
- More companies go after critical bloggers with heavy-handed tactics idoubtit, Doubtful News, 11/10/12
- Skeptic News: 2 Skeptics sued The Twenty-First Floor, 11/10/12
- Solal Technologies to sue over ‘quack’ claims Tamar Kahn, Business Day BDlive, 12/10/12
- Solal Technologies to sue over ‘quack’ claims Harris, CAMcheck, 12/10/12
- Solal Technologies Sues South African Sceptic Andy Lewis, The Quackometer, 12/10/12
- Legal thuggery threatens another skeptic Orac, Respectful Insolence, 16/10/12
- Virtual Skeptics, Episode 10 (17 Oct 2012) 17/10/12
- Solal Technologies Practices Legal Thuggery Foster Disbelief, 18/10/12
Last updated 20/10/12 13:08