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Sir Danieal Levy Gets £100 Damages for Libel

Sir Daniel Levy, Speaker of the New South Wales Parliament was awarded £100 damages in the suit he brought against a labor daily which charged him with acting in a usurious manner during his term of office as Attorney General.

The paper called Sir Daniel a Shylock. Counsel for Sir Daniel stated that his client is a Jew and proud of it but objects to being called by the name of Shylock, one of the worst characters in the history of letters.

Sir Daniel’s suit was for £5000.