Dermot Desmond seeks to exclude Joseph Stiglitz evidence from Panama Papers defamation case

The businessman is suing the Irish Times over a 2016 article and has challenged the Nobel Prize winning economist’s report being included

Dermot Desmond is seeking damages for alleged defamation, breach of privacy, and breach of confidence. Picture: Mike Egerton

Dermot Desmond is seeking to have an expert report by Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz excluded from his Panama Papers defamation case against the Irish Times.

Desmond, who is suing the newspaper over an article on the so-called Panama Papers, has argued that Joseph Stiglitz’s evidence was inadmissible because it was irrelevant and “blatantly partial”.

The businessman launched legal proceedings in 2016 over a piece that year which was based on details within over 11 ...