A welcome sign of sanity from France:
A French court has dismissed a criminal-libel charge brought against a journal editor over a negative book review and ordered the plaintiff to pay punitive damages. The editor, Joseph H.H. Weiler, a professor at New York University’s School of Law, said he had been awarded €8,000 (about $11,000) as a result of the action brought against him by Karin N. Calvo-Goller, a senior lecturer at the Academic Center of Law & Business, in Israel.
I posted on the lawsuit earlier. $11,000 won’t cover a lot of legal fees, but the judgment is a rebuke to Ms. Calvo-Goller and will likely discourage libel tourism in France.