Plaintiff wins first-time non-pecuniary damage case for defamatory Instagram stories

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Plaintiff wins first-time non-pecuniary damage case for defamatory Instagram stories
Plaintiff wins first-time non-pecuniary damage case for defamatory Instagram stories
25 October 2021, 14:54Society
For the first time in legal practice, a Russian won a non-pecuniary damage case due to an Instagram post. Now his ex-wife, who was the defendant, will have to publish a refutation in her account and not delete it within 24 hours. In addition, the court ordered her to pay the plaintiff 5 thousand rubles.

According to the press service of the Tyumen region's judicial system, the couple divorced in 2019 at the initiative of the wife. In February last year, she wrote down and posted on Instagram a story that her ex-husband was trying to evict her and her children from the apartment, take the car, evade paying alimony, and before the divorce, she lived at her expense, did not pay mortgage fees , did not spend money on vacations, kindergarten for children, and did not share the costs of a nanny.

At first, the ex-spouse did not react, but they began to pay attention to these publications. attention from relatives and mutual acquaintances, and then the citizen decided to go to court for refutation of information discrediting his honor and dignity. He demanded that the rebuttal remain unchanged for a year, and as compensation I asked to pay him 20 thousand rubles for moral harm.

The Tyumen District Court did not support the plaintiff, then he appealed to a higher instance, confirming his decency with income certificates, bank checks for the payment of alimony and mortgage payments, and the services of an educational institution for children.

"The Collegium for Civil Cases of the Tyumen Regional Court overturned the decision of the district court and partially satisfied the claims of the plaintiff", - the message says.

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