In overturning this 'perverse' €900,000 verdict, the court has finally corrected a major wrong
Published 20/10/2015 | 02:30
The significance of yesterday's decision by the Court of Appeal to overturn a 'perverse' €900,000 jury verdict in favour of a tax cheat and criminal we can now finally call a drug dealer, cannot be understated.
It is next to impossible to set aside a jury verdict in libel cases.
And such is the sanctity of the distilled community verdict, courts are loathe to interfere with the size of the awards juries issue, even when they too are perverse.