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Lawsuit (SLAPP)

1 Jan 2018

Matthew Caruana


Date lawsuit was filed
1 Jan 2018
Date accuracy
Year Correct
Matthew Caruana
Press; media
Lawsuits: SLAPPs
Legal claims: Defamation
Lawsuit Brought By: Company
Target: Individual
Location of Filing: Malta
Location of Incident: Malta
E&S Consultancy Limited (E&S Group) Malta Auditing, consulting & accounting Company Response


In 2018, the company E&S Consultancy, Christian Ellul and Karl Shranz respectively filed three libel lawsuits against the investigative journalist Matthew Caruana over a series of tweets alleging that the group was involved in tax fraud with the prime suspect behind the assassination of Jan Kuciak, a 27-year old Slovak journalist and his girlfriend. We invited the company to respond; it did. A rejoinder from the defender is available here.

In July 2022, the case was decided in favor of Cuarana.