September 17, 2008
Sheffield Wednesday FC drop libel claims against fans
Internet libel claim over comments on supporters' website withdrawn
Sheffield Wednesday FC and its Chief Executive, Kaven Walker, have dropped their libel claims against a number of the club’s fans over comments posted on the bulletin boards of supporters’ website owls.co.uk.
In regard to their claim against one of the fans, Nigel Short, which they have been pursuing since February 2006, they have agreed to pay his legal costs. Mr Short had pleaded defences which included vulgar abuse and fair comment.
Sheffield Wednesday drops libel case against fans’ forum – The Press Gazete