Vivendi suing Mediaset for defamation over Premium (2)
Civil petition in Milan
21 Marzo 2017
Milan, March 21 - A civil petition which sees French group Vivendi demanding damages from Mediaset and Berlusconi family holding company Fininvest was filed in Milan on Tuesday, sources said. Vivendi is arguing that it was the victim of a defamatory media campaign over its aborted agreement to take over Mediaset's TV business Premium, the sources said. Fininvest responded by saying that Vivendi broke a partnership "pact" by pulling out of the deal last summer. The two groups have been engaged in a legal battle for months.