TITLE

France becomes battleground for the Barclays' Times litigation

AUTHOR(S)
Harris, Joanne
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Lawyer;7/4/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 26, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the Barclay brothers, Sir David and Sir Frederick, who are businessmen, are bringing a defamation action against the newspaper "The Times." But instead of bringing it in the usual forum of an English court, they have launched criminal proceedings in France. The brothers, who bought "The Telegraph" earlier this year, brought their claim after "The Times" published an article penned by media editor Dan Sabbagh last November. The piece was critical of the way the Barclays did business. The case is attracting interest on both sides because of its highly unusual nature. There is little precedent for British citizens to sue the British publications in France. The Barclays themselves are among the few who have tried previously, but with limited success.
ACCESSION #
17605492

 

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