JUNE 15, 2006


Tom Rubython and Business F1 magazine are facing yet another legal battle, with the next case asking for libel damages of more than $550,000. The suit is coming from FIA director of publicity Richard Woods, who is claiming damages and aggravated damages for alleged libel in an article titled "The Propagandist". Woods is also seeking an injunction to ban repetition of the allegations.

The magazine has been taking a legal hammering of late with a ruling again it in August last year in which FIA consultant Alan Donnelly won damages of $15,000 and costs of $210,000. In May Tony Purnell, the former head of Jaguar Racing, won another lawsuit with damages of $138,000 and costs of $386,000.