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Complainant Name:
Inspired Thinking Group

Clauses Noted: 1, 2

Publication: Print Week

Complaint:

Inspired Thinking Group complained to the Press Complaints Commission through its solicitors, Hamlins, that the magazine had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) and Clause 2 (Opportunity to reply) in an article about the settlement of a case involving the misuse of confidential information. The complainant was particularly concerned that the magazine had implied had it was a party to the settlement and had admitted wrongdoing.

Resolution:

The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following statement appended to the foot of the online article:

INSPIRED THINKING GROUP (ITG) - A CLARIFICATION

We have been asked by ITG to make clear that it was not sued by St Ives' subsidiary, SP Group Limited, for the misuse of its confidential information. We are happy to confirm that ITG was not a party to the litigation, which involved ex-exployees of SP Group Limited. There was therefore no claim against ITG who categorically reject any suggestion of wrongdoing.

Date Published: 14/08/2012



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