Bombay High Court to hear Times Group's Rs 100 crore Defamation Case Against @newslaundry Today

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The Rs 100-crore defamation suit filed by BCCL pertains to two videos published by @newslaundry , "Toadies Banega Tu: TV Newsance Episode 107," and "Explained: How to Rig TRPs," published in October, 2020 and December 1, 2020 respectively.

The suit is filed against @newslaundry, its directors @sareen_prashant and @RoopakKapoor, scriptwriter @Memeghnad S, producer-director Aditya Varier, assistant producer Jude Weston, editor Samrendra Dash, researcher Sughosh Joshi and @MnshaP
News Laundry in its reply the Bombay High Court that no one should be above scrutiny, especially the media

Adv Devyani Kulkarni for Times Now/ BCCL says the advocate suddenly fell ill. And she doesn't have instructions regarding the counsel.
Senior Adv Nikhil Sakhardande for Newslaundry says the matter should be heard. Submits that BCCL clearly doesn't seem to have any urgency as the alleged defamatory video was uploaded in October.

#TimesNow #NewsLaundry
Hearing over. Court says the matter will be taken up only after a fresh precipe is moved again with prior notice to defendants.

#TimesNow #NewsLaundry
Had we known about this earlier we wouldn't have come all the way from Delhi- Adv Nikhil Sakhardande. A covid test has to be taken every time.

#TimesNow #NewsLaundry
Justice AK Menon - These are all occupational hazards. now. (laughs)

#TimesNow #NewsLaundry
**Adv Sakhardande was referring to his instructing counsel, Adv Nipul Katyal who comes from Delhi.

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