Lance Dutson, a Maine blogger who has gone after a state tourism agency and its advertising contractor, found himself at the wrong end of a legal gun barrel when the contractor, an ad agency, filed a libel suit that looked from here like raw intimidation.
He fought back, with a lot of help, and now won’t have to go to court after all. As he reports today, the ad agency that sued him withdrew the lawsuit. He says, however:
The story doesn’t end here, we’ll keep pursuing the mismanagement of the MOT and keep fighting for accountability in this industry. And maybe they’ll pay a little more attention now, after having learned this lesson the hard way.
Let’s hope so.