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Express owner Desmond loses libel case

By Channel 4 News

Updated on 23 July 2009

The newspaper owner Richard Desmond loses his libel case over claims that he abused his position to pursue a personal vendetta against Conrad Black. Sue Turton reports.

Desmond

A majority of jurors at the high court in London decided that Desmond had not been defamed in an unauthorised biography of the now disgraced Lord Black.

Outside court the book's delighted author, Tom Bower, signed copies for several members of the jury, telling them they had done a great service to British journalism.

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