Court Throws Out Libel Suit Against News.am
Today, a Yerevan court decided to reject the suit brought by Yuri Mnatsakanyan against the RA National Institute of Health, Vigen Shahinyan and news.am, as a third party.
Mnatsakanyan had argued that Shahinyan’s words, used in a news.am report entitled “40-100 Employees of the National Health Institute are Joining the Ranks of the Unemployed” were libellous.
Mnatsakanyan had sued for 1 million AMD in damages.
Instead, the plaintiff will have to pay 20,000 in court fees.