Friday, 11 December 2009

Payouts latest

The Sunday Mirror has agreed to pay £30,000 in libel damages to Ed Buxton after running an article on 12 July that he had 'viciously attacked' Sophie Anderton The MediaGuardian explains:

Mirror Group Newspaper's legal representative Lindsay Hodgkinson, a solicitor at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, apologised on behalf of the newspaper group.

"The defendant [the Sunday Mirror] is here today through me to offer its sincere apologies to the claimant for the damage, as well as the distress and embarrassment, caused to him by the publication of the article. The defendant acknowledges that this false and defamatory allegation should never have been published."

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