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"This case might be winnable, it might not be -- but if stating as fact that somebody is a liar, and has engaged in manipulation of a security (a criminal act) isn't defamation, I'm scratching my head as to what exactly would be."

If it could be shown that several of Maris' statements in his research reports were, in fact, false, wouldn't that show the statements to be nondefamatory? That statement also does not indicate that Maris *knowingly* made false statements. Moreover, if I recall correctly, I thought that it is reasonable to assert that someone is a liar since everybody is assumed to have lied at least once in their lives.

Also, Maris is a public figure.
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