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Defence union will not back libel actions

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7134.797n (Published 14 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:797
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has told its members that it is unlikely to back them financially in bringing libel actions in future after it was landed with a bill thought to be nearly £2m ($3.2m) for both sides' legal costs.

    The MDU supported Dr Peter Nixon, a former consultant cardiologist at Charing Cross Hospital, in a libel claim against Channel Four, the investigative journalist …

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