A judge has dismissed a major portion of a defamation suit that grew out of blog posts involving two people who ended a short-term relationship, finding that most of the disputed posts and emails, though acidly worded, boiled down to non-actionable opinion.

In an estimated $1.25 million dollar defamation suit against Louise Silberling, John Wender submitted 31 exhibits of allegedly defamatory material, from online posts and emails he claimed she wrote about his purported infidelities, his alleged deficiencies as an architect and other issues. Silberling has denied she is the author of the blog posts and has argued that the comments are opinion and the claims are time barred.

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