CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Revolutions Medical Corporation (OTCQB:RMCP.PK - News) ("Revolutions Medical" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that today, the Company obtained an order from the South Carolina Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Common Pleas, finding that Philip Maurice "Marty" Hicks ("Hicks") is liable for defaming the Company, its Chief Executive Officer, Ron Wheet, and its President, Tom O'Brien, by engaging in a cyber-smear campaign.
According to the Company's complaint, Hicks, aka Tazmanian353 or Taz, made a series of false and defamatory statements about the Company and its employees on Yahoo! Finance and Raging Bull message boards between January 2006 and September 2010, including that Mr. Wheet "lied in official documents" and made unspecified "fraudulent misleading statements," and the Company itself was a mere "shell company" without any legitimate operations that had registered "no patents." The complaint alleged that these statements were false and defamatory because, among other things, the Company owns valuable patents (either granted or pending) for its auto retractable safety syringe and certain medical imaging technology. The Company's Chief Executive Officer, Ron Wheet, described the order as a "great victory for our shareholders."