MP Petro Oliynyk won the trial against “Studio 1+1”
The appeal court of Kyiv did not satisfy the appeal of the TV and radio company “Studio 1+1” against the decision of the Pecherskiy district court of 6 February on the case started after the complaint of MP Petro Oliynyk (the bloc “Nasha Ukraina”) against the TRC “Studio 1+1” on the protection of business reputation and recompensing the moral damage, and left the decision without changes. This information was provided by the press service of the Lviv oblast branch of the bloc “Nasha Ukraina”.
The Pecherskiy district court satisfied the claim of Petro Oliynyk: the information communicated in the news “TSN” on 18 March 2002 about the wreck of Chervonograd town economy by mayor Petro Oliynyk were acknowledged to be untrue, the defendant was obliged to refute this information by reading out the resolution part of the decision in the evening block of news and to pay the compensation of moral damage equal to 1650 hryvnas. On 6 February the decision came into force and had to be executed in a month.
MP P. Oliynyk commented the decision of the chamber on civil cases of the appeal court of Kyiv in the following way: “The decision of the appeal court of Kyiv evidences that the independent court power still exists in Ukraine, and this power can protect the interests of the Ukrainian citizens”. He also told about the moral compensation: “one must act wisely and justly in such cases”. “It was our own initiative to demand the compensation sum equal to 10 minimal salaries. So I want to advise my colleagues, to whose business reputation the damage was also inflicted, to defend their honor and dignity emphatically and earnestly”, said Petro Oliynyk.
04 June 2003, The Institute of mass information, http://imi.org.ua/