YPC Weekly Newsletter

2013


“SHANT” TV SUES “IRAVUNK” NEWSPAPER

On October 10, the Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash Administrative Districts of Yerevan started hearing the lawsuit of “Shant” TV company’s founder, “Shant” LLC, versus the founder of “Iravunk” newspaper, “Iravunk Media” LLC. The reason for going into a legal action was the piece, called “Another ‘Shant’ ‘Bunko’ and Litigation” (“Iravunk”, June 5, 2013), criticizing the activities of the TV company. The lawsuit on the protection of business reputation was filed on July 9 and was taken into consideration on July 12, 2013. The founder of “Shant” demanded from the “Iravunk” founder to publicly apologize, publish a refutation, and pay a compensation for the damage caused by libel (2 million AMD) and insult (1 million AMD), with a total sum of 3 mln AMD (over $7,000).