Tom Scholz sued after the Herald published articles in which leader singer Brad Delp’s ex-wife, Micki, made remarks that Scholz claimed could be construed as blaming him for Delp’s 2007 suicide.

A lower court judge threw out the lawsuit against Micki Delp in 2011, but the state Appeals Court reinstated it. A different judge threw out Scholz’s separate lawsuit against the Herald.┬áRuling in appeals in both cases Wednesday, the Supreme Judicial Court found that Micki Delp’s statements were opinions, so they could not form the basis of a defamation claim.