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Complainant Name:
Ms Theresa Ferguson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Complaint:

Ms Theresa Ferguson of Northants complained that the newspaper had printed details of a writ against her, despite the writ having been dropped before publication.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper, which had taken a report on the writ from an agency and did not know that it had been dropped, published the following update:

“The case against a woman accused of e-mailing a list of company contacts to her husband minutes before she quit her job has been dropped. Milton Keynes company Tensator issued a writ against Theresa Ferguson, of Wheatley Avenue, in Corby, accusing her of e-mailing the list before she handed in her notice. The writ stated Ms Ferguson, who entirely disputed the claim, then went to work for a rival company and by e-mailing the list she was in breach of restrictive covenants in her contract. The High Court writ was made publicly available on June 18 but the case was resolved before the publication of a previous article in the Evening Telegraph and no action was taken or was forthcoming towards Ms Ferguson”.

Report: 75



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