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My thoughts are now that IT are attempting to eradicate any reference to themselves whatsoever in the press. Comments appreciated from those with knowledge as to whether or not these articles sail close to the wind, my people think they are OK, (within journalistic licence so to speak)....

http://firstrung.co.uk/articles.asp?pageid...articlekey=1034

http://firstrung.co.uk/articles.asp?pageid...articlekey=1042

http://firstrung.co.uk/articles.asp?pageid...&articlekey=999

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My thoughts are now that IT are attempting to eradicate any reference to themselves whatsoever in the press. Comments appreciated from those with knowledge as to whether or not these articles sail close to the wind, my people think they are OK, (within journalistic licence so to speak)....

http://firstrung.co.uk/articles.asp?pageid...articlekey=1034

http://firstrung.co.uk/articles.asp?pageid...articlekey=1042

http://firstrung.co.uk/articles.asp?pageid...&articlekey=999

The articles are, in my opinion, legally sound (speaking as a magazine editor).

As far as defamation is concerned, the writer will be protected by "fair comment" - so long as it is an honestly held opinion based on facts, without malice.

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The articles are, in my opinion, legally sound (speaking as a magazine editor).

As far as defamation is concerned, the writer will be protected by "fair comment" - so long as it is an honestly held opinion based on facts, without malice.

Thanks for that, apparently, this one is another they have issues with:

INSIDE TRACK:

"Nevereverneverever sell an investment property is the clarion call from the IT speakers as they near the end of their pitch. This property investment club has not enjoyed the best of press in 2005, suggestions that the OFT were paying attention did not help their reputation (although I.T. strongly deny this). With their intended floatation now suspended, workshop attendances dwindling and the seminar take up numbers falling to the point were heavy discounting takes place, it is evident that the I.T. business model has to change. If this is possible, given that the model is based on property continuing to increase in value both domestically and internationally, remains to be seen."

http://firstrung.co.uk/articles.asp?pageid...1069&cat=44-0-0

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Thanks for that, apparently, this one is another they have issues with:

INSIDE TRACK:

"Nevereverneverever sell an investment property is the clarion call from the IT speakers as they near the end of their pitch. This property investment club has not enjoyed the best of press in 2005, suggestions that the OFT were paying attention did not help their reputation (although I.T. strongly deny this). With their intended floatation now suspended, workshop attendances dwindling and the seminar take up numbers falling to the point were heavy discounting takes place, it is evident that the I.T. business model has to change. If this is possible, given that the model is based on property continuing to increase in value both domestically and internationally, remains to be seen."

http://firstrung.co.uk/articles.asp?pageid...1069&cat=44-0-0

This one could cause a few problems:

Suggesting that the OFT is investigating a company is always problematic (OFT never confirm or deny this, and publishing it can infer wrong-doing). The IT denial is not enough, in my opinion, to take the sting out of it.

"workshop attendances dwindling and the seminar take up numbers falling..." Again, hard to prove without access to their most up to date figures. Unlikely to be defamatory, but potential for malicious falsehood action?

Apologies if it seems that I'm being over-cautious, it's just that I know (from experience :rolleyes: ) that libel actions are damned expensive.

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