Russian oligarch wins slander suit against ‘The Times,’ ‘The Daily Telegraph,’ and ‘The Nation’ with all defendants absent
A Krasnoyarsk arbitration court has ruled in favor of Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska in a lawsuit the businessman brought against two British news sources (The Times and The Daily Telegraph) and one U.S. outlet (The Nation). None of the defendants were present to respond to Deripaska’s case.
The details of the court’s decision are not currently available on its website. However, it is known that Deripaska demanded the deletion of three different news articles along with published repudiations of their contents.
In 2017, the businessman submitted a lawsuit in U.S. court against the Associated Press in response to an article that detailed ties between Deripaska and Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, who has been convicted of multiple financial crimes. The court in that case found that Deripaska’s reputation would not suffer significantly due to the article in question.