Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Libel Tourism Era Over In UK?

From the Guardian: British attorneys are saying the golden era of "libel tourism" is over, after a British judge dismissed a libel action brought by a Russian ex-police officer against a UK businessman, holding that the former cop had no "prior reputation in England and Wales to defend."  Similarly, another British judge dismissed another libel action brought by a Serbian in a British court against a Montenegrin, ruling that the Serbian, Stanko Subotic, had no reputation in the UK to defend.

More here from the Guardian on the end of libel tourism, here from the Independent.

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