Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What It Means to Lose a Libel Case

 (Photo credit: Al Jazeera English)
The ramifications of bringing an unsuccessful defamation suit hit home this week for Yasser Abbas as counsel for the media defendant are asking the court for more than $200,000, according to the blog of the Legal Times (

Abbas is appealing the trial court's dismissal of his defamation claim against Foreign Policy magazine regarding a June 2012, article. Abbas is the son of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Meanwhile, Williams & Connolly wants $100,481 in attorneys' fees and counsel for the article's author, Jonathan Schanzer, is seeking $107, 174 for his successful defense, according to Legal Times.
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