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Mediaset, Vivendi sue each other for defamation in court

Wednesday 22 March 2017 | 08:39 CET | News
Vivendi has countersued Mediaset on the first day of a trial in Milan over damages caused to the Italian broadcaster by the French company's decision to pull out of a deal to acquire the Mediaset Premium pay-TV unit. The Italian company brought the case to the Milan in an attempt to force Vivendi to honour the deal, claiming damages of at least EUR 1.5 billion. The opening day of the resulting trial saw Vivendi file a suit against Mediaset for alleged defamation, without quantifying the damages sought, according to a source cited by Reuters. Mediaset replied by seeking further damages for

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Mediaset / Vivendi
Countries: Italy
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