Canadian nanotechnology, science and culture blogger Maryse de la Giroday notes there is a Canadian connection in the case through Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok.
Neil Turok, Director of the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics located in Waterloo, Canada, has been described as being insufficiently qualified to assess a fellow scientist’s work.
El Naschie is the only one making that assessment though.
She goes on to talk about British libel tourism.
I think this will set no precedent in English libel law. Mrs. Justice Sharp must be delighted at this opportunity to prove English judges don't always suck up to libel plaintiffs.
Also see FrogHeart Archive: El Naschie vs Elsheshtwi.