I have no evidence for that. It is not more inherently probable that all of this material and
these outcomes can be attributed to someone reading Mr Turner’s tweets and being
influenced by them than that, for example, they read someone else’s opinions, or Mr
Miller’s and Ms Power’s own opinions, or that they formed their views independently by
judging the Claimants on the basis of their real-world activities in controversial contexts.
Mr Turner’s tweets drew attention to, and were comments on, Mr Miller’s and Ms Power’s
own comments, actions and associations, and all of those had public lives of their own.
such a big waste of time money and energy for everybody involved
Actually what I said above wasn't quite right, in fact they sued him for defamation and he counter-sued for harassment and both claims were dismissed... so, in a very real sense, they all lost.
I thought that someone said earlier that he won and they lost but I guess I completely imagined that for some reason. Apologies to anyone that I misinformed.
Edit: it was cos of this I guess
I think that I naively assumed that a headline saying "Luke Turner victory in high court libel case against Nina Power and Daniel Miller" meant that Luke Turner had just had a victory in a libel case over Nina Power and Daniel Miller. Possibly in the high court.
I suppose it's talking about how he won the libel one and simply doesn't mention the one he lost, but it tricked me into thinking he'd had a dominant total victory when in fact it looks more like a one all draw.
I'm sure that they must have regretted it about ten seconds after they grasped that they were unable to get off the nightmarish roller-coaster they had set in motion.Well. Id say they're glad now they brought this to court.
I've no dog in the fight but... someone sues you and you win and are innocent of the charge - and your prize is paying four years of legal fees... to Mishcon de Reya(!) in this instance which I guess was his choice, but whoever it was the principle would be the same.I didnt see anything about fees in the judgement, so I assume no award was made and they each have to pay their own fees, although sometimes the decision is made after the ruling.
It's another one of those things which I know full well in my head, with my brain, but it takes something like this to make me understand it with my gut. Basically there is no upside to defending yourself in this situation.Yep. It's very difficult to fight a court case unless you are rich, and conversely its very easy to destroy someone's life with the law if you're wealthy.
"Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful."
Because we failed in our libel claim, we have been ordered to pay a percentage of more than one million pounds that Turner’s father spent on his legal fees. We argued that each party should pay their own costs, but Turner rejected this and the court ruled in his favour. We will now declare bankruptcy.