A talk with your insurance agent is never a bad idea with respect to personal idemnity policies.
John Crouse is no longer posting on this Board. It seems to me then he is "gone." That is the fact, the reasons can be only speculated, but i believe me thoughts are correct. Time will tell.
Steve can speak for himself, but in case he doesn't choose to...
Steve's email described as "ruthless" was a personal email to Ron Hill. What is said in a personal email, rightly or wrongly, is personal. We all say things privately that we would not say on a public forum. It appeared Steve was trying to make strong points to Ron by giving him factual examples. Ron, in his wisdon, went public with it including to Benny R. Benny put it on this Board. That is clear if you read the threads.
What is said privately is never libel or slander by definition. Publishing it may or may not be depending on the reasons for making the information public. There really is not much more one can say.
The fact is that this thread should die and in retrospect, i wish i had not said anything on the topic. I think John's approach was "bad form" and that subsequently some posts got worse. It is always sad that people don't sit down and try to iron out differences before starting WWIII but i understand that was tried. Now lawyers and the "court" of public opinion will judge. Neither party will stand as tall in some people's minds...that is the tragedy of libel. The words never can be completely taken back.