The Supreme Court Approved the Recovery of 88 Million Rubles from Navalny and FBK
OREANDA-NEWS. The Supreme Court of Russia decided not to revise the judicial acts of the three lower instances, which, at the suit of Moskovsky Shkolnik LLC, collected about 88 million rubles from blogger Alexei Navalny, the Anti-Corruption Foundation * and the Foundation's lawyer Lyubov Sobol.
As follows from the published ruling of the court, the RF Armed Forces rejected the cassation appeal of the defendants, who asked to refer the case for review to the Judicial Collegium for Economic Disputes.
In November 2019, the Moscow Arbitration Court ruled 17 statements in a video and publication on catering in Moscow schools and kindergartens, disseminated by the defendants, as untrue and defaming the plaintiff's business reputation.
The court ordered Navalny, FBK * and Sobol to remove the plot and article from their websites and social media accounts, and also publish a refutation in the form of the operative part of the court's decision. In addition, the court recovered from the fourth co-defendant, a former employee of the "Moscow Schoolboy" Natalya Shilova, 1 ruble.
The first instance satisfied the claim in part. The "Moscow schoolboy" demanded that 29 fragments be declared untrue and discrediting his reputation, and also to recover from the defendants more than 1.4 billion rubles in compensation for damage to business reputation and 88 million rubles in losses in the form of lost profits. The Ninth Arbitration Court of Appeal and the Arbitration Court of the Moscow District subsequently upheld the decision of the first instance.
As follows from the database of enforcement proceedings on the FSSP website, Navalny, in pursuance of the decision, the court must pay almost 29 million rubles and more than 2 million rubles of the enforcement fee. The bailiffs seized his apartment.