Veseljko Koprivica used to be the editor-in-chief of Liberal, a weekly magazine. In 1994 the magazine published an article written by a special correspondent, which made allegations against certain people.
Mr Koprivica had relied on the reporting of his special correspondent. However, it turned out that the allegations were mistaken. One of the people involved sued Mr Koprivica for defamation. The Montenegrin courts found against Mr Koprivica and ordered him and the founder of Liberal to pay compensation roughly 25 times greater than Mr Koprivica’s pension.