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Elton John World News: British paper wins battle over Elton John source

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Thursday 20 April 2000 @ 2:00 - GMT

Britain's Daily Express won a court battle April 19, 2000, over its refusal to reveal the source of documents leaked from Elton's lawyers.

 

Express Newspapers had asked London's Court of Appeal to overturn a High Court ruling that it must reveal how it obtained the confidential dossier, which relates to the singer's forthcoming action against his former accountants PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Presiding Master of the Rolls Lord Woolf said: "It is important that when orders are made requiring journalists to depart from their normal professional standards, the merits of their doing so in the public interest are clearly demonstrated. If the judge's order were to be allowed to stand, there would be a real danger that this would not be the position here.''