Friday, June 15, 2007
Labour MP Wins Libel Case
I have to say I am astonished that Labour MP Martyn Jones won his libel case against the Mail on Sunday. Having seen some of the court reports it is a bewildering verdict by the jury. Jones was awarded £5,000 in damages and costs. Background HERE and HERE. There is certainly a view in the newspaper world that libel cases should be avoided at all costs as the public delight in finding against newspapers. One could say that it's perhaps their own fault, but in this particular case I feel that justice has not been done. Better stop there I think!