More privacy restrictions or fair decision?

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darklamp
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In reply to Pantyhose Bandit, 5 months ago

Result - neither side won and both can claim victory.

In a court case if you get the verdict you win. As you may also be setting a precedent, it's not the trivial matter you seem to think it is.

And by the same token, if you loose, you don't win.

The damages awarded ( which in the case of minors are sometimes intended to be held in trust for them ) would be to reflect the actual damage suffered by them.

If the court wanted to indicate that no damage was suffered, it could award zero damages. So in fact the court did view the paper as causing damage.

So the paper lost and the plaintiff won.

And as the precedent has been set ( if it didn't already exist ), the paper has lost more significantly than the money it cost ( which included it's own substantial legal team's fee ).

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