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Critics V. Restaurateurs

2009_12_sydneyql.jpgDown in Australia, a food critic for a major newspaper has finally won a lawsuit filed against him by a restaurant that he panned six years ago. The restaurant in question closed after his review, and then sued both the critic and the newspaper for defamation. The Supreme Court judge ruled that the critic's smackdown was "entirely defensible" because it was an honest opinion, and thus the restaurant is not entitled to damages. More info on the wacky court proceedings, plus hilarious snippets from the original review ("seafood foam that tasted like reflux"), over at Eater National [-EN-]