In Britain, Curbing Lawsuits Over Libel
Posted in: Government & Policy at 21/03/2011 21:39
Some tourists head to London to visit Big Ben or the Tate museum. For wealthy individuals or celebrities who feel that they can sue the news media under Britain's libel laws, the Royal Courts of Justice have long been a popular stop.
The issue rose to international prominence after a Saudi businessman, Khalid bin Mahfouz, successfully sued an American author, Rachel Ehrenfeld, in London over a book that had been published in the United States in 2003 and sold only 23 copies in Britain.