Re: I give SuperMicro the benefit of the doubt.
For a successful suit one has to prove Bloomberg knew the story was false at the time they published it. If the reporters have good notes, etc. the suit will go nowhere fast as Bloomberg would show it had information (erroneous to be sure) that said this was happening. The fact that many who have some real knowledge of manufacturing and inspection find the story dubious does not matter.
The more likely story is this was a plant by someone who wanted to short SupreMicro and needed a plausible story in reputable rag to trigger a stock price decline. If orchestrated correctly, it has a chance of working if a rag swallows the line and runs the story. The rag is an unwilling dupe and actually as much victim as SuperMicro.