Britain Vows To Change ‘Embarrassing’ Libel Law

Britain’s plaintiff-friendly libel laws have become an international embarrassment, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Friday, vowing to change rules that have made the country a “libel tourism” destination for angry corporations and foreign celebrities: in one case, a Saudi businessman successfully sued an American academic over a US-published book about the financing of terrorism that had sold only 23 copies in Britain.