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Texas court dismisses defamation case brought by Andrew Wakefield against The BMJ

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5998 (Published 06 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5998
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

Andrew Wakefield, whose research sparked an international scare over possible links between autism and the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine before he was struck off the UK medical register, cannot sue The BMJ for defamation in Texas, a state appeals court has ruled.1

Wakefield, who moved to Texas from London, filed a libel action against the journal, its editor in chief, Fiona Godlee, and the investigative journalist Brian Deer over a series of articles published in 2011. But the Third Court …

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