The argument that companies should not be able to sue for libel appears to be an attractive one.   Libel reformers draw attention to the actions brought by large corporations against campaigners and NGOs, apparently designed to stifle proper public debate about matters of public interest.  Several of the best known actions complained about by scientists and science writers have been brought by corporations against individual scientists or science writers who often face the risk of severe financial hardship in defending the actions.  Continue reading