Since it is very likely that FML and Cavallino will lose this case, and be forced to pay damages, they may have grounds to sue Oliver Weber and the other sources claiming the 250 GT was "stolen". The criminal justice system in CT has ruled that the Ferrari was not stolen, and returned it to its rightful owner. The argument that CT did not prosecute the case for lack of funds is absurd. Clearly, the statement that the Ferrari was stolen is false. Next, Barney must show that these false written statements caused him harm. Barneys personal reputation has been tarnished and the value of his Ferrari has been diminished. Finally, Barney must show that FML and Cavallino published the false information without properly researching the accuracy and truthfulness of the claim. IMO, somebody was looking for an easy payout to keep this matter quiet and make it go away. I would consider that blackmail. Since Barney didnt pay, they went after him by publishing these false statements. I believe they underestimated Barneys resolve to fight them, both in criminal and civil courts. If I were FML and Cavallino, Id get my checkbook ready and prepare a retraction. This matter is far from over.