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Monday, August 7, 2006

UK Politician Wins Libel Verdict Against News of the World

Scottish politico Tony Sheridan has won a two hundred thousand pound libel verdict against News of the World after a sensational trial, in which he fired an attorney and took on his own case. The newspaper had alleged that he engaged in sex orgies and visited "swingers' clubs." Peter Preston of the Media Guardian analyzes the case, and its possible fall-out, here.

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