Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted July 29th, 2008 in damages, law reports, media, privacy by sally

Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2008] EWHC 1777 (QB); [2008] WLR (D); [2008] WLR (D) 259

“Sado-masochistic behaviour, even where it involved adultery, was not a matter of genuine public interest justifying interference by the media in an individual’s private life. Exemplary damages were not available in a claim for infringement of privacy: a claim for compensatory damages could reflect an element of aggravation. Certain principles were applicable in the assessment of compensatory damages for infringement of privacy.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2008


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