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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Guardian Wins Libel Case

Olivier Martinelli, a member of the French National Front party led by Jean-Marie Le Pen, has lost his defamation case against the Guardian and two of its journalists. Martinelli had claimed that a 2002 article in the Guardian had referred to him as a "neo-Nazi". The presiding judge found that "the words in question contain no imputation of any specific wrongdoing against the person targeted", and were not actionable. Read more here.

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