First decision by a regional court (Germany) has decided that an anti-vaccine biologist must pay a doctor €100,000 after the resolution of a bizarre dispute over the very existence of the measles virus.
Back in 2011, biologist and vaccination sceptic Stefan Lanka posted a notice on the internet saying that if anyone could send him scientific evidence proving the measles virus, he would pay them €100,000.
This is exactly what doctor David Bardens did, emailing the biologist a comprehensive study published in a renowned journal on the measles virus.
However Lanka then refused to pay the sum, which is why the matter ended up in court. On Thursday the regional court in Ravensburg in southern Germany ruled that the sceptic must cough up because all the criteria of his advertisement have been fulfilled. LOWER COURT DECISION READ