BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Appeals court has reinstated a defamation lawsuit filed by the founder of the rock group Boston against the ex-wife of the band's late lead singer.
The lawsuit was filed by Tom Scholz, who founded the band in the 1970s with lead singer Brad Delp.
Scholz claimed that remarks by Delp's ex-wife to the Boston Herald could be construed as blaming Scholz for his death. A Superior Court judge found that the article was susceptible to a defamatory connotation, but he attributed that to the writers rather than Micki Delp's remarks.
The Appeals Court disagreed, finding that Scholz has presented "sufficient evidence to demonstrate a genuine issue of material fact whether Micki is responsible for the defamatory connotation" of the article.
In March, a judge threw out Scholz's defamation lawsuit against the Herald.
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