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News: Stocker Facebook libel trial, claimant awarded £5,000 damages (which he turns down)

StockerIn the first libel trial of 2016, Mr Justice Mitting found that the claimant, Ronald Stocker, had been defamed by his ex-wife, Nicola Stocker, in a post on his new partner’s Facebook page. The Judge rejected Mrs Stocker’s argument that the allegations she had made were substantially true and assessed compensation in the sum of £5,000.  He added, however, that he was not making an award of damages because Mr Stocker had indicated that he did not want one. Continue reading

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