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Siddiqi Out-Sherlocked

Twitter troll and all-round oddity Tariq Siddiqi loses £5 million case against Sherlock Holmes Limited and others

Late last month a case brought by Tariq Siddiqi alleging he had been “the  target  and victim of the publication of derogatory, confidential and/or private information on a website” devoted to exposing his business affairs and “bitterly…  accus[ing] and depict[ing] [him] of being a fraudster” was mostly thrown out by the High Court.

 

Siddiqi – a tiresome nuisance prone to harassing people on Twitter and someone who has also supported his associates the convicted malicious communicator Viscount St Davids and the totally bonkers fantasist Michelle Young – tried to claim the ludicrous sum of £4,149,911.84 “by way of damages and interest thereon” from John Aidiniantz, Andrea von Ehrenstein, The Sherlock Holmes Museum Limited, Rollerteam Limited and Sherlock Holmes Limited.

 

In summary, The Honourable Mr Justice Warby remarked: “The substantial loss he claims to have suffered is all years in the past.… There is no  evidence to show that continued publication will or is” likely to cause any significant future loss.

 

Having also failed in his efforts to persuade the authorities to prosecute the defendants, judgment was granted in favour of the associates in the case. Whilst serial litigant Siddiqi is now free to continue action against John Aidiniantz, he failed to bring down Sherlock Holmes.

 

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6 comments on “Siddiqi Out-Sherlocked”

  1. The claim form states he paid nothing to file his claim. Anyone who pleads poverty can go to the high court and make a claim for free. Its called Access to Justice.

    By suing five defendants at once they ran up enormous costs in defending themselves while it cost Siddiqi nothing.

    As he already has an unsatisfied CCJ for £5,800, its unlikely Siddiqi will be paying any of the defendants’ costs.

    Siddiqi was accused of being a fraudster, but the judge stated that he didn’t feel that Siddiqi would be able to succeed in defending himself at trial against such an accusation.

    That speaks for itself.

  2. This guy Tariq owes lots of money to a number of people and he always comes up with some excuse. he once claimed that his dog ate his bankers card as an excuse for not paying. How he can claim over £4m in damages including loss of earnings beggars belief. – the judge should ask him to produce his tax returns and that will soon expose him I suspect.

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