Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Reading around Wikipedia's Private Eye entry, I found this amusing nugget.
An unlikely piece of British legal history occurred in the case Arkell v. Pressdram. The plaintiff was the subject of an article relating to illicit payments, and for a change the magazine had ample evidence to back up the article. Arkell's lawyers wrote a letter in which, unusually, they said: "Our client's attitude to damages will depend on the nature of your reply". The response consisted, in part, of the following: "We would be interested to know what your client's attitude to damages would be if the nature of our reply were as follows : Fuck off".

Rather funnier than anything in recent issues, I think...

1 comment:

Mark said...

I must confess to using "I refer you to the response of the defendant in Arkell vs Pressdram" quite often as a slow burn insult. Very satisfying.