I really didn’t think he had the cajones to do it, because now Mann will be forced to actually provide all his raw data, methodology, and emails, all of which he has worked hard to attempt to conceal (via Watts Up With That?) From Mann’s Facebook page, which is always the best place to announce a lawsuit
Today, the case of Dr. Michael E. Mann vs. The National Review and The Competitive Enterprise Institute was filed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Dr. Mann, a Professor and Director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, has instituted this lawsuit against the two organizations, along with two of their authors, based upon their false and defamatory statements accusing him of academic fraud and comparing him to a convicted child molester, Jerry Sandusky. Dr. Mann is being represented by John B. Williams of the law firm of Cozen O’Connor in Washington, D.C.
Anthony Watts writes
I’m sure Mark Steyn is thrilled with the prospect of now being able to do additional commentary on this side show. I can’t wait for depositions and discovery.
Flashback to Climate Depot, which has good background on the whole issue. My expectation is that Mann will make a lot of noise, hoping the defendants will back down, and when the don’t (you know Mark Steyn won’t!), he will quietly drop the case.