Thursday, October 27, 2005
Southampton Football club chairman Rupert Lowe has won a libel verdict of 250,000 pounds against the Times of London after an eight day trial. Times sports writer Martin Samuel had claimed in an article published in 2004 that Lowe had "shabbily handled" the club's manager, David Jones, who left as a result of criminal charges. Jones was later completely cleared. The Times' editor, Robert Thomson, says the amount awarded, sets an "unwelcome precedent." Read more here.