Wakefield's defamation suit has been dismissed on jurisdictional grounds. Wakefield vows to appeal however:
Wakefield, who is 55 and lives in Austin, vowed to pursue it. “We think we have a very good argument, and we plan to appeal,” he said.The harm caused by Wakefield's fraud will never be fully undone. Although it is apparent that many have distanced themselves from him and if nothing else, Wakefield's antics provide copious blog fodder and a lesson to others.