Rushin’ off to the defamation courts….

The Press Gazette tells the story today of the Russian billionairess who is suing for libel on the basis of a report in The Sunday Times claiming that she is buying London’s largest home. The claim is that the article has damaged her reputation and standing, which is of course the prerequisite to any defamation action.

We will have to wait and see if the UK courts, so often the chosen forum for such proceedings, allow the action to proceed, but it is hard to know which part of being a billionairess and thus being able to afford to buy a house with 25 bedrooms damages your reputation…..

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