Libel, Damages and Declarations of Falsity

2 11 2010

In her discussion of the recent decision in Metropolitan Schools v Designtechnica ([2010] EWHC 2411 (QB)) – posted by us on 30 October – Siobhain Butterworth draws attention to the oddity of the case.  The claimant has been awarded £50,000 in libel damages which it is unlikely to ever recover. This is because the defendant is a US corporation protected against English libel awards by the SPEECH Act.  Read the rest of this entry »