Reply to post: Re: I give SuperMicro the benefit of the doubt.

Super Micro chief bean counter: Bloomberg's 'unwarranted hardware hacking article' has slowed our server sales

JohnFen Silver badge

Re: I give SuperMicro the benefit of the doubt.

"Not clear they can sue unless they can prove some sort of conspiracy."

Sure they can. I think you mean that it's not clear they'd win the lawsuit. That may (or may not) be -- but if the Bloomberg story actually made false claims without having a reasonable belief that they were true, then Bloomberg would lose.

But suing them would bring a critically important benefit even if they lost the lawsuit: it would force Bloomberg to come forward with their evidence, which would at least give everyone something more than hot air to go by.

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