MOSCOW, April 18 – RAPSI. EuroImp is appealing a dismissal of its defamation suit against Metro Cash & Carry Russian branch at the Ninth Commercial Court of Appeals.

EuroImp is seeking a refutation of the statement made by the company during hearings into another dispute between the two companies.

Metro Cash and Carry claimed that litigation is EuroImp's primary purpose, and that the company does not in fact produce anything other than litigious endeavors, a classic case of trolling.

The defamation suit was dismissed last March. The dismissal judgment said that the retailer lawyer’s statement was an opinion that can’t be verified by the court.

Moreover, the statement was made in the course of another trial and was considered by the court in reaching the decision at the time. The plaintiff’s claim would require the court to reconsider the evidence from the previous trial.