Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspolnicy has successfully represented private individuals Eliza Kubarska and Dawid Kaszlikowski in a dispute with Joanna Onoszsko, the author of “The Secret Life of Butterflies,” and the Znak publishing house.
According to Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspolnicy, the dispute, which reached the Regional Court in Warsaw, involved false allegations Onoszsko made in her novel about Kubarska and Kaszlikowski’s Greenland expedition.
According to the firm, in its ruling, the court prohibited both the author and the publishing house from publishing and distributing the almost 300-page novel, ordered an apology to be made to the claimants, and ordered the author to issue an explicit admission that the book contains false information about the claimants’ expedition. Furthermore, the court awarded compensatory damages to the claimants.
Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspolnicy’s team included Partners Marcin Boruc and Adam Zwierzynski.
Editor's Note: After this article was published, Radzikowski Szubielska announced that on April 28, 2022, "the Court of Appeal in Warsaw has upheld a total ban on the publication and distribution of the defamatory novel. The court also upheld the order to make an apology, including an explicit admission that the book in question contained false information about the Greenland expedition and the moral and professional qualifications of our clients, and awarded them financial compensation."