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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Judge Finds Guardian Article About Elton John is "Teasing," Dismisses Suit

The Guardian has succeeded in obtaining a dismissal of the defamation lawsuit that Elton John filed against it. Sir Elton had sued over a July article by Marina Hyde called "A Peek at the Diary Of..." that made fun of his charity event, the White Tie and Tiara Ball. The judge hearing the case found that no reasonable reader could have thought Ms. Hyde was serious in her characterization of Sir Elton's intentions, told the plaintiff he could not appeal and that he must pay the costs of the proceeding. Read more here.

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