High Court strikes out law professor’s libel claims – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has struck out libel claims made by a former Warwick University law professor against two fellow academics, an investigator and a law student.’

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Legal Futures, 10th January 2022

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Jeremy Corbyn secures apology, damages from councillor over tweet – Local Government Lawyer

‘Former Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has accepted an apology and substantial damages from a councillor who published a fake picture of him appearing to endorse the Liverpool terrorist attack.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th November 2021

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Gag warfare: standups in legal row over ‘stolen’ comedy routine – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2021 in artistic works, defamation, intellectual property, news, plagiarism by sally

‘Kae Kurd begins libel case at high court against Darius Davies over public accusations of plagiarism.’

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The Guardian, 24th September 2021

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Tommy Robinson loses libel case brought by Syrian schoolboy – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2021 in assault, children, damages, defamation, internet, Islam, news, victims, young persons by sally

‘The anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson has lost a libel case brought against him by a Syrian schoolboy who was filmed being attacked at school.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2021

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Rebekah Vardy gets partial win in Coleen Rooney libel battle – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2021 in damages, defamation, internet, media, news, sport by sally

‘Rebekah Vardy has successfully had parts of Coleen Rooney’s defence thrown out by a judge, in the latest stage of their libel battle.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2021

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The Lachaux libel case returns with an expensive result for the publishers – Transparency Project

‘This post is not about family law; it’s about defamation law. It involves alleged behaviour by a husband (Bruno Lachaux) to his wife (Afsana Lachaux). Since their separation, Mr and Mrs Lachaux have been involved in litigation in the family court which we wrote about in September last year. That litigation involved both financial matters and children matters. There was also a separate ongoing libel case brought by Mr Lachaux regarding a number of publications about his marriage. Mrs Lachaux was not a party in the libel case.’

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Transparency Project, 7th July 2021

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Social Worker awarded damages in Strasbourg for unfair accusations of professional misconduct – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The United Kingdom has been ordered by the European Court of Human Rights to pay damages and legal costs to a social worker who was unfairly accused of professional misconduct by a Family Court judge.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th July 2021

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Twitter ‘troll’ to pay Stephen Nolan six-figure sum in damages – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2021 in BBC, damages, defamation, internet, news by tracey

‘A person who used anonymous Twitter accounts to make defamatory remarks about Stephen Nolan has apologised and agreed to pay a six-figure damages sum.’

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BBC news, 1st July 2021

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Social media and the law: Could your next tweet get you in trouble? – BBC News

Posted June 1st, 2021 in defamation, internet, malicious communications, news by sally

‘Some people use Twitter to live tweet Love Island. Others use it to complain that their Deliveroo order arrived cold.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2021

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County court order against Boris Johnson struck out – BBC News

‘Boris Johnson no longer has a county court judgement against him after his lawyers sought to strike out a claim for a £535 debt for alleged defamation.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2021

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Laurence Fox sued for libel over ‘paedophile’ comments – BBC News

Posted April 8th, 2021 in defamation, internet, London, news by sally

‘London mayoral candidate Laurence Fox is being sued for libel after he called three people “paedophiles” on Twitter.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2021

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Johnny Depp loses bid to overturn High Court libel ruling that he assaulted Amber Heard – The Independent

Posted March 26th, 2021 in appeals, deceit, defamation, divorce, domestic violence, evidence, media, news by tracey

‘Johnny Depp has lost a bid to overturn a damning High Court ruling which concluded he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard and left her in “fear for her life”.’

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The Independent, 25th March 2021

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Julie Burchill agrees to pay Ash Sarkar ‘substantial damages’ in libel case – The Guardian

Posted March 16th, 2021 in compensation, defamation, Islam, media, news, racism by tracey

‘The columnist Julie Burchill has apologised to the activist and journalist Ash Sarkar, and agreed to pay her “substantial damages”, after a series of social media posts in which she accused Sarkar of being an Islamist, a hypocrite and worshipping a paedophile.’

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The Guardian, 16th March 2021

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Judge refuses to grant solicitor injunction after “grave robber” claims – Legal Futures

Posted March 9th, 2021 in defamation, enforcement, injunctions, news, solicitors, undertakings by tracey

‘A High Court judge has refused to grant a solicitor a permanent injunction to enforce undertakings made by the son of a client that he would stop making defamatory statements.’

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Legal Futures, 9th March 2021

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Senior solicitor wins libel claim over misconduct allegations – Legal Futures

Posted March 3rd, 2021 in damages, defamation, news, professional conduct, solicitors by sally

‘A senior solicitor at the Environment Agency has won his libel action against the owners of a garden centre business who accused him of professional misconduct in prosecuting one of them.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd March 2021

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Rape social media posts: How speaking out got twin sisters sued – BBC News

‘Two sisters say they’ve been silenced by the man they reported for sexual assault after he sued them for talking about what happened.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2021

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Council secures injunction against man who circumvented redaction in child protection papers – Local Government Lawyer

‘The London Borough of Lambeth has won a final injunction against a man who was able to remove a redaction on papers concerning child welfare.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th February 2021

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Man to pay £25,000 damages over negative TrustPilot review – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2021 in complaints, damages, defamation, internet, law firms, news by sally

‘A man who left a negative review of a legal firm on the TrustPilot website has been ordered to pay £25,000 ($34,000) in libel damages.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2021

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Johnny Depp applies to court of appeal over ‘wife beater’ ruling – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2020 in appeals, defamation, domestic violence, media, news by sally

‘Johnny Depp has applied directly to the court of appeal in a bid to overturn a high court ruling that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard and put her in fear for her life.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2020

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Times pays damages to advocacy group falsely linked to Reading killer – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2020 in compensation, damages, defamation, Islam, media, murder, news, terrorism by sally

‘The Times has apologised to the advocacy organisation Cage and agreed to pay it £30,000 in damages for suggesting it was supporting a man who stabbed three people to death in what police said was a terrorist rampage in a Reading park.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2020

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