18 March 2015

Dr. Dawg's Legal Bills: How You Can Help

At the start of the month we had mentioned that John Baglow's defamation suit did not go as hoped, though to be fair the ruling was a bit confusing:

The case finally went to trial and the judgement is now in. John both won and lost. In the weird world of libel law, the judge found that John had been defamed, but that because John had supported basic legal rights for child soldier Omar Khadr, the comment that John was a supporter of the Taliban was 'fair comment' and therefore legally okay.

The judge did not award costs to either Mr. Baglow or Mr. Smith/Free Dominion, however the cost of the suit was still considerable.

That is where you, if you so choose dear reader, can help out a friend of this blog.

Richard Warman, Mr. Murphy of BigCityLib Strikes Back, and one of the frequent contributor's to Mr. Baglaw's blog who goes by the name of Balbulican have launched an Indiegogo campaign to help Mr. Baglaw pay his legal bill. Mr. Baglow has been a friend of ARC for quite a long time and has been very supportive of our efforts. It's only right that we help him now when we can.

At this point the campaign has raised 11% of the goal. It took the Fourniers several months to reach their goal when they were raising money to fund an appeal of the Warman defamation suit. We would very much like to see the goal for Mr. Baglow reached much sooner than that.

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