Act Randa Havel Legal has successfully represented Seznam.cz in a defamation dispute against Jan Hamacek regarding articles published on the topic of the former minister’s planned trip to Moscow.
According to Act Randa Havel Legal, “former Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamacek failed to appeal a verdict against him, and the Prague 5 District Court ruling has become definitive as a result.” He had initially sued “news server Seznam Zpravy for CZK 10 million for defamation over articles about a planned trip to Moscow.”
“Seznam Zpravy said Hamacek planned to use findings about Russian involvement in the explosion in Vrbetice as leverage to get Sputnik V vaccine from Russia and other benefits,” the firm informed. “In the end, the meeting did not take place. Hamacek now must pay the court fees and also reimburse Seznam Zpravy for their legal expenses. A criminal investigation against Hamacek by the National Center Against Organized Crime (NCOZ) was previously dropped, as the trip was only in the planning stages.”