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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Mosley Wins Lawsuit, No Punitives in Invasion of Privacy Suit Against News of the World

Max Mosley has won his invasion of privacy suit against News of the World, Mr. Justice Eady finding no newsworthiness in the paper's coverage of the sex acts that it revealed. "...[T]here was no public interest or other justification for the clandestine recording, for the publication of the resulting information and still photographs, or for the placing of the video extracts on the News of the World website - all of this on a massive scale." However, the judge did not award the punitive damages that the plaintiff had sought. News of the World also faces a large legal bill. Here's background from the Guardian on the Mosley case.

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