Irving v Penguin Ltd and Prof Deborah Lipstadt
Under the new Civil Procedure Rules each of the parties is called upon to make an offer of settlement before trial: On September 11, 1998, Mr Irving made to Penguin Books Ltd a verbal offer to release them from the action, followed that same day by a written offer, in which he undertook to halt all further action against them in return for a token payment of five hundred pounds (£500.00) to a charity for the limbless, and an apology. On October 10, 1999 he made to Penguin and Lipstadt a properly drafted Part 36 offer to settle couched in even more reasonable terms (below).
Claim 1996 - I - No. 1113
IN THE HIGH COURT
(QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION)
PART 36 OFFER BY CLAIMANT
The Claimant hereby offers to settle his libel claim for the gross amount of £500 (which will be donated to a charity to be nominated by the Claimant). This offer is to remain open for acceptance for 21 days from the date it is made and may be accepted after that only if the parties agree the liability for costs or the court gives permission.
The following information is supplied in clarification of this offer:-
Dated [October 10, 1999]