Feb 13, 2019

Steve Morgan: Redrow founder wins case against Daily Mail

A multi-millionaire property developer has successfully sued the Daily Mail newspaper over "False and defamatory" claims in an article about him. The paper has apologised and will make a donation to charity after the High Court found in favour of Redrow Homes chairman and founder Steve Morgan. The action was taken after the Daily Mail article, which appeared in the newspaper and on the MailOnline website in August 2017, claimed Mr Morgan bought properties intended for low-income families at a discounted rate and rented them out for personal gain. The Mail's publisher Associated Newspapers retracted the article and agreed to settle the case, issuing a full apology to Mr Morgan. Following a hearing in June last year, a High Court judge ruled the article conveyed the meaning, to the ordinary reader, that Mr Morgan had "Exploited his position to line his own pockets in a greedy, unethical and morally unacceptable way".

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