TechDirt is being sued for defamation by a person who claims to have invented email. TechDirt refuted the claim in their usual hard-hitting tone (https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161103/11502935958/heres-truth-shiva-ayyadurai-didnt-invent-email.shtml). In the article linked below, Mike argues that the point is broader than just TechDirt.
I met Mike Masnick a few times in college (his sister is a friend of mine). Over the years Mike has always struck me as strongly opinionated but usually right. I admit that I’ve only spent an hour reading about this case, but to me it looks like a win for TechDirt.