Moscow ex-mayor's wife, billionaire Yelena Baturina, appealed a Moscow district court ruling to turn down two lawsuits she filed against Russia's federal TV channel NTV.
The lawsuits demand NTV to retract "false" information about Baturina and her construction company Inteko. They have earlier been turned down by Moscow's Presnensky district court, on the grounds that they should be heard by the Russian capital's arbitration court, not by a court of general jurisdiction.
Baturina, rated the world's third richest woman by Forbes, demanded NTV to apologize over its documentary called the Cap Affair, aired on September 10. She accused the channel of providing inaccurate information that she allegedly lobbied the much-debated decision to build the new Moscow-St.Petersburg highway through the Khimki forest north of Moscow.
She also demands the channel to retract its assumption that Inteko used the Moscow city budget funds to build roads to its construction sites.
The second lawsuit by Baturina is aimed against the channel's weekly summary news program, which alleged that the Moscow government bought a land plot from Baturina at an unreasonably high price.
MOSCOW, October 28 (RIA Novosti)