Monday, June 29, 2015
Alexander Lerchl has met his Waterloo, his fraud allegation against the REFLEX Study is unlawful
Berlin, June 12, 2015
The long lasting attacks of Alexander Lerchl from the private Jacob University in Bremen on the results of the EU-funded REFLEX Study, have been brought to a sudden and dramatic end by the Hamburg district court. A lab technician whom he accused of having faked the REFLEX results which showed a DNA-damaging potential of mobile communication radiation, had lodged a complaint because of a violation of her personal rights on August 19, 2014. The court decision dated March 13, 2015, became effective on April 21, 2015 , and I translate from the decision:
The admissible complaint is well founded [….]. The disputed remarks violate the plaintiff with regard to her common personal rights [....]. Deliberately untrue factual allegations and those, whose falsehood is already certain at the time being made, must not be accepted [….].
Finally, the court warned Alexander Lerchl to cease his attacks on the lab technician. However, he did not shy away from destroying her professional life in his effort to remove the results of the REFLEX Study from the scientific literature – this was the sole purpose for his unwarranted attack on this young woman.