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Tatevik Shaljyan

Cassation Court Rejects Suits Filed by Baboukhanyan and Zhamanak Newspaper

One of the suits was filed by Hayk Baboukhanyan and Iravounk Media seeking to overturn the February 27, 2012 verdict of the Appeals Court obligating the two plaintiffs to pay 393,000 AMD in fees to file its appeal

Baboukhanyan and Iravounk had originally sued reporter Edik Andreasyan and the report.am website for slander. A lower court ruled that the suit didn’t meet its time deadlines.

The second case involved the slander suit brought by the Glendale Hills real estate development company against the Zhamanak newspaper.

The newspaper was seeking to overturn the January 30, 2012 ruling partially in favour of Glendale Hills.

The construction company had originally sued for 2.5 million AMD in compensatory damages.

The lower court ordered the seizure of 200,000 AMD from the paper as compensation and 300,000 for incurred legal costs.

On June 14, the Court of Appeals rejected the newspaper’s suit.

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