Following an article being written by Manchester Evening News, our client’s image was wrongly used to illustrate a Manchester United season ticket holder who was banned after making Hillsborough gestures at Anfield. This prompted multiple other news outlets and websites to post similar articles, also containing our client’s image. This could have threatened our client’s job prospects and damaged their reputation.
After sending a letter of claim to Manchester Evening News and corresponding on a without prejudice basis, we were successful in not only having the article being removed from the website, but our client received an apology that can be seen here and to this day remains on their website, as well as being posted on all social media platforms. Our client also received a compensation package that covered their legal fees and aided in any damages caused.
Notice And Take-Down Letters were sent to the other websites who used our client’s image and subsequently, all of the infringing articles were removed.
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