Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Paper Loses Defamation Case Over Bad Review

The Belfast paper Irish News has lost a defamation case over its 2000 review of the food at a local eatery, the Goodfellas Restaurant and Pizzeria. The angry restaurant owner demanded a retraction and when he didn't get one, sued for libel. The jury failed to accept the defense of fair comment and justification and returned a twenty-five thousand pound damage award plus costs. The paper just has announced that it will appeal. Read more here and here.

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