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Two weeks ago Max Mosley won his ­privacy case against the News of the World and received an award of damages in the sum of £60,000 plus costs. The case ­centered on Mr Mosley’s participation in an S&M session with a German prison theme involving consenting (and paid) adults. The newspaper had supplied one of […]

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