Tom Scholz ordered to pay Herald court costs

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Tom Scholz, founder of the band Boston, performed the national anthem during the Boston Strong benefit concert at the TD Garden.

Earlier this year, Tom Scholz lost his defamation lawsuit against the Boston Herald and its Inside Track writers Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa. Now the leader of the rock band Boston has been ordered by Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances A. McIntyre to pay the Herald $132,163.89 to cover its costs related to transcribing depositions, filing fees, and stenography services. The original lawsuit centered on the question of what caused Boston singer Brad Delp to commit suicide in 2007. Scholz sued the newspaper, claiming the Herald articles suggested he was to blame for the singer’s decision to kill himself. McIntyre ruled in March that the Herald could not be held liable for defaming Scholz because it is impossible to know what caused Delp to kill himself.

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