Index.hu Ltd. was ordered to pay 7 million HUF by the Metropolitan Court.
The Children Cancer Foundation had sued Index.hu for infringement of privacy rights, seeking damages.
The Municipal Court found that Index had tarnished the reputation of Children Cancer Foundation by its allegations. In 2013, Index made and spread false statements and presented true facts in false light in several of its articles. These offending allegations were taken over by most of the printed and electronic media in Hungary, causing significant moral and material damage to the Foundation.
At first instance, the Court banned Index.hu from further infringement and made it pay 7 million HUF as non-material compensation.