We successfully represented Kirsti Valdstein-Timmer in the litigation regarding publishing incorrect facts and statements in media by Ekspress Meedia and the former Kroonika journalist Vahur Joa.

Derogatory articles

The cause of the dispute were articles written by Vahur Joa and published in the media in Autumn 2021 that were derogatory towards Kirsti Valdstein-Timmer. After the first article was published, our client asked the journalist to correct the incorrect facts and statements which had been published, but the journalist ignored the request and instead published two more derogatory articles in the following weeks. These articles created a bad impression of the client as a cheater and extortioner.

Our services and client team

As a result of the lawsuit, our client wished for the incorrect facts and statements to be refuted and to receive compensation for non-patrimonial damage.

Our team supported the client with drawing up the lawsuit and represented her in the related litigation. On the 8th of July, Harju County Court decided to satisfy the claim against the former journalist as well as against Kroonika with the obligation to publish a respective public note, disproving the initially published incorrect facts and statements by recognizing them as incorrect. The court also ordered monetary compensation from both defendants.

The client was represented by our partner Carri Ginter and counsel Maria Pihlak, supported by associate Aleksandr Šapovalov and assistant lawyer Maarika Maripuu.