Tycoon James Dyson, wife clear UK court hurdle in defamation suit

Daily Mail, online equivalent used words in an article that contained defamatory imputations against couple: Judge

Billionaire businessman James Dyson and his wife had sued Associated Newspapers over three versions of an article, claiming all were defamatory.
Billionaire businessman James Dyson and his wife had sued Associated Newspapers over three versions of an article, claiming all were defamatory.PHOTO: DYSON

Billionaire businessman James Dyson has won the preliminary round of a defamation suit in Britain against the Daily Mail for an article published last year.

The judge ruled the London-based tabloid and its online equivalent Mail Online used words in an article last July that contained defamatory imputations against the tycoon and his wife Deirdre in common law.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 10, 2020, with the headline 'Tycoon Dyson, wife clear UK court hurdle in defamation suit'. Subscribe