It's still a miscarriage of justice, nonetheless:
"Prior to today's mediation, we had not personally met and spoken with Dr. Hill and Ms. Darrell," Titan said in a statement. "Having done so, we do not believe that either Dr. Hill or Ms. Darrell intentionally made any false statements about Titan or our plant in New Hanover County.
Here's a little request for you Republican "reformers" in the General Assembly: Why don't you take a break from kow-towing to corporations, just for a day or two, and pass some legislation that will protect citizens from the un-Constitutional suppression of their 1st Amendment right to free speech. It might make your efforts to grant a "get out of court free" card to big pharma seem less sleazy, in the overall legal reform "big picture", as it were.