Stephen Barrett and the Board Members of both The National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF) and Quackwatch Inc. continue to desperately fight a legal battle in the Federal Court case, Doctor's Data v. Barrett.
The plaintiff, Doctor's Data, a laboratory that tests for chemicals in human hair and blood is suing over claims brought against it by Barrett. While Doctor's Data has three expert witnesses, Barrett will act as his own witness. Based on the way things are going, the defendant will likely have to pay tens of millions of dollars.
Stephen Barrett and Robert S. Baratz have been working the healthcare system for years. They would file a complaint against a health practitioner, then arrange a lawsuit against that practitioner and offer their services as paid "expert" witnesses. Unfortunately for Barrett, this is illegal in most states. In a previously published court decision, Barrett was described as "biased, and unworthy of credibility."
The current lawsuit being fought in court was filed on June 18, 2010 against Barrett, the NCAHF, Quackwatch, Inc., and Consumer Health Digest, accusing them of restraint of trade; trademark dilution; business libel; tortious interference with existing and potential business relationships; fraud or intentional misrepresentation; and violating federal and state laws against deceptive trade practices.