Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners representing “Fakt” newspaper win the case against R. Giertych
October 16, 2012
On 11 October 2012, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw dismissed in its entirety the appeal of Roman Giertych in the case against Ringier Axel Springer Polska, the publisher of “Fakt” newspaper.
Roman Giertych sued Ringier Axel Springer Polska, the publisher of “Fakt” newspaper, because of posts on the fakt.pl website made by Internet users after the publication of the article “Giertych chce odebrać immunitet Kaczyńskiemu” (en: Giertych wants to deprive Kaczynski of his immunity”) in “Fakt”.Giertych found these posts offensive and, referring to the principle of the liability of a hosting provider (website administrator) under the Act on the provision of services by electronic means, demanded the removal of these posts, the publishing of an apology on the fakt.pl, interia.pl and onet.pl websites as well as compensation in the amount of PLN 8,000.
On 11 October 2012, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw dismissed Roman Giertych’s appeal in its entirety in the case against Ringier Axel Springer Polska, the publisher of “Fakt” newspaper.
The owner of the fakt.pl website, Ringier Axel Springer Polska, was represented by Rafał Zięba and Anna Cichońska, advocates from Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners law firm.
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