HarperCollins awaits October Abramovich case judgement

HarperCollins awaits October Abramovich case judgement

HarperCollins has settled with two Russian billionaires in a libel case over Catherine Belton's book Putin's People (William Collins), but will await a judgement later this year on claims brought by Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich and a Russian energy giant.

Abramovich is suing the publisher and former Financial Times correspondent Belton over passages in the book, including an allegation he bought Chelsea in 2003 on the orders of Vladimir Putin. Energy firm Rosneft is also suing both parties for libel over allegations about its own business dealings.

Both HarperCollins and B...

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