Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Cairns v Modi [2012] - libel tourism?

Cairns v Modi [2012] EWHC 756 (QB) (26 March 2012): "Mr Ronald Thwaites QC for the Defendant described the case as an example of libel tourism. The criticism is misguided. The Claimant went to school in England, as did his children, and he played county cricket in England for Nottinghamshire in 7 seasons during a period of 15 years. The Defendant has since mid-2010 been resident in England. A trial in India would have involved very long delays. No application was made to stay the proceedings on "forum shopping" grounds, and if it had been I consider that it would have failed. The case is properly before the court in England." 'via Blog this'

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