12 January 2012
Lavrynovych & Partners Wins a Court Case against a Well-Known Newspaper

Lavrynovych & Partners Law Firm has successfully represented the interests of a client, the owner of one of Ukraine’s leading machine-building enterprises, in the case regarding a claim filed against the founder of the newspaper “Dzerkalo Tyzhnya. Ukraine” seeking protection of honor, dignity and business reputation, as well as recognition of the distributed information as inaccurate and refutation of such information.

On January 10, 2012, the Pechersky District Court of Kyiv issued a ruling according to which the information distributed by the defendant was recognized as inaccurate and found discrediting honor, dignity and business reputation. The Court also ordered that a relevant refutation be published by the defendant within a month.

Legal support for the lawsuit was provided by Artur Kiyan, associate of Lavrynovych & Partners, under the supervision of the Firm’s Partner Stanislav Skrypnyck. In 2011, Lavrynovych & Partners actively developed its court practice related to defense of public persons’ right for respect of honor and dignity: the Firm’s associates and Partners handled a series of successful cases, secured publication of refutations in mass media and compensation for moral damages.