Ligonier Ministries v. Vance

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Summary

Threat Type: 

Lawsuit

Date: 

08/25/2006

Status: 

Concluded

Location: 

Florida

Disposition: 

Withdrawn

Verdict or Settlement Amount: 

N/A
Frank Vance wrote about Ligonier Ministries and its president, Timothy Dick, on his blog, Contending for the Truth. Statements on Vance's blog allegedly called into question Mr. Dick's ethics and qualifications for his position at Ligonier Ministries. In August 2006, the... read full description
Parties

Party Issuing Legal Threat: 

Ligonier Ministries Inc.; Timothy Dick

Party Receiving Legal Threat: 

Frank Vance

Type of Party: 

Individual
Organization

Type of Party: 

Individual

Location of Party: 

  • Florida
  • Pennsylvania

Legal Counsel: 

None
Description

Frank Vance wrote about Ligonier Ministries and its president, Timothy Dick, on his blog, Contending for the Truth. Statements on Vance's blog allegedly called into question Mr. Dick's ethics and qualifications for his position at Ligonier Ministries.

In August 2006, the Ministries and Mr. Dick sued Vance for defamation in Florida state court. The plaintiffs moved ex parte for a temporary injunction barring Vance from "publishing any false statements about them in written, verbal, or electronic form." The court apparently did not issue the injuction. Unable to find Vance in order to properly serve him, the plaintiffs voluntarily dropped their suit on September 27, 2006.

Details

Content Type: 

  • Text

Publication Medium: 

Blog

Subject Area: 

  • Defamation
Court Information & Documents

Jurisdiction: 

  • Florida

Source of Law: 

  • Florida

Court Name: 

Circuit Court of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Seminole County, Florida

Court Type: 

State

Case Number: 

06-CA-1669-16-K

Relevant Documents: 

CMLP Information (Private)

CMLP Notes: 

SB Reviewed;