April 29, 2013
Appleton, WI — Dr. Michael L. Johnson has taken his defamation/libel suit against author Mary Shomon to Federal Court.
“We had initially filed our lawsuit against Mary Shomon in WI state court in December of 2011 but my attorney has advised me that it would be better if we filed it in Federal Court so that is what we are doing.”
Johnson believes that Shomon committed libel and defamed him in her June 2011 About.com article.
“In my opinion, it’s a flat-out lie!,” states Johnson, “When I spoke to Shomon on the telephone before she published the article, I told her that we work with many indigent patients and reduced fee patients because they need the care desperately, yet, NONE of it was in her article! I am passionate about my work and I do my very best to work within the financial means of all of my patients and I highly recommend that the doctors in my group do the same!”
Mary Shomon claims to be a patient advocate but after substantial research, Johnson’s attorneys could not find that Shomon possesses any medical credentials.
“My lawyers and I believe very strongly that what Shomon did was wrong and I am very confident that we will prove our case in Federal Court,” Johnson says, “I take my reputation very seriously and I will defend it whenever I see people like Shomon writing articles that, in my opinion, are completely untrue.”
The trial date for the case has not been set, but Johnson and his attorneys expect the case to go to trial in Federal Court in the fall of 2013.
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To learn more about this lawsuit, please contact:
Dr. Michael L. Johnson
1713 S. Oneida St.
Appleton, WI 54915
Office: (920) 739-6971