Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Barclay Brothers, Times, Settle Defamation Dispute

Do you remember that defamation action filed in a French court by the Barclay brothers against the Times of London? The brothers objected to a Times article that characterized their way of doing business as "swoop[ing] on owners in distress". The French court eventually accepted jurisdiction. Last Friday, the Times printed a "clarification." The Barclays have now dropped the defamation action. Read more in a Guardian story.

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