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Lawsuit (SLAPP)

1 Jan 2018

Levon Galstyan - The Armenian Environmental Front


Date lawsuit was filed
1 Jan 2018
Date accuracy
All Correct
Levon Galstyan
The Armenian Environmental Front
Environmental concerns group
Lawsuits: SLAPPs
Legal claims: Defamation
Amount of damages: $ 2074
Amount of damages (local currency): 1,000,000 dram
Lawsuit Brought By: Company
Target: Individual
Location of Filing: Armenia
Location of Incident: Armenia
Lydian International United Kingdom Metals & steel, Mining Company Response


On 10 August 2018, Lydian Armenia filed a defamation complaint against Levon Galstyan for accusation of bribery. The lawsuit is based on comments about the Amulsar project Galstyan made during his interview with CivilNet news agency and posts on AEF Facebook page and his personal Facebook page. Lydian Armenia requested that Levon publicly retract his comments, pay 1 million Dram (approx. 1,870 Euros) to compensate for reputational damage, and pay judicial costs.  The next preliminary hearing was scheduled for 26 August 2020. On 9 April 2021 the Court of First Instance left the case without examination and awarded 60,000 dram (approx. 95 Euros) from Lydian Armenia in favor of Leon Gersaimi Galstyan as reasonable lawyer's fees.