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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UK High Court Allows Press To Publish Info About Billionaire Couple's Divorce Case

The UK's high court has ruled that journalists may report all matters relating to the divorce of Sir Christopher and Lady Hohn, an immensely wealthy couple in the midst of an epic battle over the conditions of that divorce. The only matters that media may not reveal concern finances, except for those details that have already been released. Attorneys for Sir Christopher had asked for a ban on publication, because information, particularly about his business affairs, could affect those holdings directly if it appears in the press.

Sir Christopher runs in The Children's Investment hedge fund, itself worth over 4 billion pounds.  Lady Hohn is asking for half of the couple's property, which could total as much as 500 million pounds. More here from the Guardian.

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