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Day: 20 March 2012

Trial Report: Cairns v Modi, Twitter defamation case concludes in London – Gervase de Wilde

The trial of cricketer Chris Cairns’ libel claim against Lalit Modi came to an end at the High Court on Friday March 16. Both parties were in Court 15 as closing submissions were made by Andrew Caldecott QC for the Claimant. It was the eighth day of a hearing in front of Bean J, revolving around the Indian businessman and IPL founder’s 2010 tweet about the Claimant’s having departed the Indian Cricket League (‘ICL’) as a result of his alleged involvement in match-fixing. A blow by blow account of the trial can be found on ESPN’s Cricinfo. Continue reading

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