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. Ruling 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.