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LIBEL cases can have their advantages, judging by ABC figures for The Face magazine. Its circulation for July to December 1992 leapt by 22.4 per cent to a record 89,615 monthly in the wake of the libel case in which Jason Donovan won pounds 200,000 damages from the magazine. The existence of The Face was said to be threatened, and the cover price was increased.