The Week: People news - Desmond faces £1.25m bill

Richard Desmond, the owner of Express Newspapers, is facing £1.25 million in legal costs after losing a High Court libel case.

Desmond went to court claiming that a passage in Tom Bower's 2006 biography of Conrad Black, which described a dispute between the pair, had severely damaged his business reputation. However, a jury at the High Court in London judged that Desmond was not defamed in the book.

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