DeSmogBlog has Dan Johnson’s statement of Defence against Tim Ball’s lawsuit.
Johnson has uncovered more examples of Ball embellishing his academic record. For example, Ball claimed he was an Emeritus Professor when he wasn’t. Part of his defence is that Ball had no reputation to be damaged:
Prior to the publication of the words complained of: a) The plaintiff had become notorious, to those that knew of him, as a climate change denier who held unorthodox and scientifically unsupportable statements about climate and the weather.