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Day: 12 November 2010

Case Law: Cairns v Modi – Twitter and Libel Tourism

On Wednesday 10November 2010, judgment was handed down in the case of Cairns v Modi [2010] EWHC 2859 (QB). It is an interesting and topical decision since it deals with a claim brought by cricketer Chris Cairns, who is based abroad, against Lalit Modi, based in India, in respect of publications including allegations of match fixing on a cricket website   Cricinfo owned by ESPN and on the defendant’s Twitter site.

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