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Jimmy White libel claim settles: substantial damages agreed

Express Newspapers have agreed to pay snooker player Jimmy White substantial damages for a 2012 Daily Star article which implied that Mr White had dishonestly provided inside information to his friend to allow him to place bets.

The Star published an apology in 2014, but the level of damages could not be agreed.  Halfway through a High Court trial to determine the level of damages, the Court was informed that the defendant had agreed to pay an undisclosed sum.

Mr Justice Mitting said:-

"Having heard him give his evidence, he impressed me as a sportsman of the highest integrity and it is to be regretted that - even to the extent that it was - his integrity was called into question by this article."

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