September 18, 2018

Max Sneyd quoted in Forbes article “Elon Musk Sued By Rescue Diver Following Twitter Attacks”


Michael “Max” Sneyd, an intellectual property and business law attorney at Detroit law firm Kerr-Russell, says Musk will have a hard time defending the charges because he is a de-facto celebrity and publicly made an unsubstantiated charge against a non-public person, Unsworth. “Truth is an absolute defense in libel cases, but malice is also a factor…and it appears on the surface as if Musk was seeking to defame a private citizen.” And the fact that Unsworth was situationally thrust into the news by the rescue of the soccer players should not, says Sneyd, make him a “public person” in court.

Read the full article here.