How much is too much?
As a €900,000 award is overturned, questions must be asked about how libel damages are decided upon
Today the Court of Appeal overturned a €900,000 damages award against the Sunday World.
The award had been made by a High Court jury against the paper for claiming that Martin McDonagh was a “Traveller drug king” and a loan shark.
But a judge took the unusual decision to quash the payout and described the award “perverse”.
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