DEFAMATION
Internet, Artists, Television

Despite winning a High Court battle for the right to bring an action against Dow Jones to bring a lawsuit against Dow Jones in the United Kingdom, Harrods have lost their libel action against Dow Jones & Company Inc for Defamation. Dow Jones had compared Harrods to disgraced US energy giant Enron, but in the initial High Court action it was revealed that the publisher had only ten subscribers in the UK. Harrods now face estimated costs of ,000 after a jury found that the damage to the store was virtually non-existent and the article did not injure Harrod’s reputation.

See Law Updates July 2003