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BBC ordered to pay costs in Taranissi IVF libel case
The BBC has been ordered to pay an estimated £500,000 costs to fertility doctor Mohamed Taranissi, who is suing the corporation over the documentary IVF Undercover. The payment relates to the BBC’s adoption, and subsequent abandonment, of a qualified privilege defence. Taranissi’s counsel, Richard Rampton QC, told the court that ‘qualified privilege is put to […]
08 Oct 08

The BBC has been ordered to pay an estimated £500,000 costs to fertility doctor Mohamed Taranissi, who is suing the corporation over the documentary IVF Undercover.

The payment relates to the BBC’s adoption, and subsequent abandonment, of a qualified privilege defence.

Taranissi’s counsel, Richard Rampton QC, told the court that ‘qualified privilege is put to bed in a coffin marked “costs”.’

The libel hearing will begin in January.

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