The U.K. Court of Appeal handed down its judgment Thursday in the high-profile libel battle between science writer Dr. Simon Singh and the British Chiropractic Association, in what will be viewed as a victory for free speech campaigners.

The judgment backed the appeal of Singh against a controversial High Court ruling from Mr Justice Eady that the BCA could proceed with its libel claim against Singh for a 2008 article that claimed the body “happily promotes bogus treatments.”

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