[Ads-l] The pitfalls of "allegedly"?

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Tue Dec 22 18:26:10 UTC 2015

"Authorities later determined that Gordon allegedly deleted evidence on his computer that he would have been required to turn over under court rules in the copyright infringement lawsuit. He also allegedly fabricated and backdated sketches and submitted them as false evidence to support the lawsuit. Dreamworks officials ultimately determined that Gordon had allegedly traced some of his panda drawings from a Disney Lion King coloring book. He had dated his drawings to 1993 and 1994, though the book was not published until 1996."

"Determined that Gordon allegedly ..."?  Seems a rather equivocal determination.


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