Branson trial halted

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The Independent Online
The Richard Branson libel trial was halted yesterday after one of the jurors appeared to faint in court. Proceedings had earlier been delayed because she had been suffering from a migraine. The judge, Mr Justice Morland, adjourned the case at the High Court until this morning.

Mr Branson is suing Guy Snowden, one of the directors of Camelot, for libel, while in turn Mr Snowden is suing him. The case centres on Mr Branson's allegation that the American businessman had tried to bribe him in 1993 to drop his bid to run the National Lottery.

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