A Bulgarian businessman has launched a legal battle for libel damages against Express Newspapers and journalist Nick Fagge.
They argue that the story was defamatory and are seeking unlimited damages of more than £300,000 for libel. They are also seeking damages after the original allegations were repeated on the internet, according to a High Court writ.
St Clare and Synergen, trading as Albany Properties, are seeking an injunction banning repetition of the allegations at the centre of their claim. The writ was issued by Humphreys & Co.
UK Press Gazette 11 April 2008