A defamation case in ice hockey

Jun 20, 2017

Mansors lawyers have successfully protected the rights of a European top athlete in a defamation case against a leading Russian sports tabloid.

The tabloid released a controversial video interview with a journalist about our client, who is a Kontinental Hockey League hockey player. The false statements were immediately replicated by the Russian and international sports press. The situation put at risk a successful sports career of our client. A prompt legal action resulted in the deletion of the entire TV programme and related posts from the internet channel and web site of the tabloid, preventing further spread of false information.

Mansors lawyers have extensive experience in forcing the press and search engines to block or erase information violating the rights of our clients. The innovative approach includes, among other, the application of the so-called “right to be forgotten”, “right of oblivion” or the “right to erasure” which became enforceable under the new Russian Information and Media Law from January 1, 2016.

We have successfully handled requests to remove private or defaming information from Google, Bing, Yandex, Rambler, Mail.ru, Youtube, Facebook, VKontakte and other internet media on behalf of our clients.