Nick Kyrgios settles legal case with Wimbledon spectator – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2022 in defamation, news, sport by tracey

‘Nick Kyrgios has settled a legal case with a spectator he accused of having “about 700 drinks” during this year’s Wimbledon final.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2022

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Laurence Fox loses latest round of High Court libel battle – The Independent

Posted November 2nd, 2022 in costs, defamation, interpretation, news by sally

‘Laurence Fox has lost the latest round of his High Court libel case with three people he referred to as “paedophiles” on Twitter.’

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The Independent, 1st November 2022

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Twitter libel ruling vindicates TV presenter – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 1st, 2022 in appeals, damages, defamation, internet, media, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal’s judgment was handed down in August 2022 in Laura Murray’s appeal against the ruling of Mr Justice Nicklin in Rachel Riley’s (pictured above) libel claim. The appeal was unanimously dismissed by the Court of Appeal, with £10,000 falling due to Riley.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 28th October 2022

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Former UCL academic to pay damages after harassing colleague for months – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2022 in damages, defamation, employment, harassment, internet, news, universities by tracey

‘A former academic at University College London must pay almost £50,000 in damages to a former colleague after falsely portraying her as a sex worker on social media as part of a months-long campaign of harassment.’

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The Guardian,12th October 2022

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The Lost King: Legal action ‘likely’ against Richard III film – BBC News

Posted October 10th, 2022 in artistic works, defamation, news, universities by tracey

‘A university academic has said he is likely to take legal action against the makers of a new film about Richard III, which he said was “littered with inaccuracies”.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2022

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‘Wagatha Christie’ trial: Vardy ordered to pay up to £1.5m of Rooney’s legal fees – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2022 in costs, defamation, evidence, media, news, sport by sally

‘Rebekah Vardy will have to pay up to £1.5m to Coleen Rooney in legal fees after losing yet another stage in the “Wagatha Christie” libel trial.’

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The Guardian, October 2022

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Parents of Madeleine McCann face substantial legal costs after losing libel battle – Daily Telegraph

‘European Court rejects Kate and Gerry McCann’s appeal over allegations in Portuguese detective’s 2008 book.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th October 2022

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Vardy 0 – 1 Rooney: Wagatha Christie solved at last – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in defamation, internet, news, public interest by tracey

‘The case was a game of two other halves – Coleen Rooney, wife of Wayne, and Rebekah Vardy, wife of Jamie. Steyn J’s judgment left Rooney and her legal team punching the air and dousing themselves in champagne whilst Vardy cradled herself at the side of the pitch, reflecting on the moment she stepped up to take the stand, a moment that will give her nightmares for years. To be clear – I am speaking metaphorically, that didn’t actually happen. If there is one thing reading this judgment has taught me, it is not to make assumptions about whether you are going to be sued for libel, as some people have a really surprising take on the wisdom of doing that.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st August 2022

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Craig Wright wins ‘only nominal damages’ of £1 in bitcoin libel case – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in cryptocurrencies, damages, defamation, evidence, news by tracey

‘For years Craig Wright has claimed that he is the mythical figure who created bitcoin. But a legal bid by the Australian computer scientist to defend his assertion that he is Satoshi Nakamoto resulted in a pyrrhic victory and a tarnished reputation on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2022

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Tommy Robinson fined £900 for contempt of court – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in contempt of court, costs, defamation, fines, news by tracey

‘Tommy Robinson has been fined £900 for failing to turn up at a High Court hearing to be questioned about his finances.’

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The Independent, 1st August 2022

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Rebekah Vardy loses ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel case against Coleen Rooney – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2022 in costs, defamation, evidence, media, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Rebekah Vardy has lost her “Wagatha Christie” libel case against Coleen Rooney, in a dramatic self-inflicted legal defeat that leaves her reputation destroyed.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2022

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BBC to pay ‘substantial damages’ to William and Harry’s royal nanny over Bashir smears – The Independent

Posted July 22nd, 2022 in BBC, damages, deceit, defamation, news, royal family by tracey

‘The BBC has agreed to pay “substantial damages” to William and Harry’s former nanny over “false and malicious” allegations used to obtain Martin Bashir’s 1995 Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales.’

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The Independent, BBC News, 22nd July 2022

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A victory for public interest journalism – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 21st, 2022 in defamation, media, news, public interest by sally

‘On 13 June Arron Banks’ libel claim against Carol Cadwalladr was dismissed, in a significant victory for public interest journalism (Arron Banks v Carole Cadwalladr [2022] EWHC 1417 (QB)).’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th July 2022

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Prince Harry wins latest stage of Mail on Sunday defamation case – The Independent

Posted July 8th, 2022 in damages, defamation, media, news, royal family by sally

‘A Mail on Sunday article on the Duke of Sussex’s legal claim against the Home Office contained parts that were defamatory, the High Court has ruled.’

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The Independent, 8th July 2022

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Domestic abuse and defamation – Transparency Project

Posted June 22nd, 2022 in defamation, domestic violence, families, news by sally

‘This is a post about a defamation trial where one party (the claimant – C) is claiming the other party (the defendant – D) has caused his reputation serious harm by making statements that allege domestic abuse by C against D. Far removed from the recent Depp-Heard trial in the US, this case is being heard in London and the parties are not celebrities: C is described as a businessman and D is a school teacher.’

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Transparency Project, 22nd June 2022

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Councillor wins £30k damages after BBC misidentified her as politician accused of housing fraud – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 20th, 2022 in BBC, damages, defamation, fraud, housing, news, political parties by tracey

‘A Westminster councillor has received damages in a libel case against the BBC after the news organisation misidentified her as another BAME politician who had been accused of housing fraud.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th June 2022

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Arron Banks loses libel action against reporter Carole Cadwalladr – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2022 in defamation, media, news, public interest by sally

‘The multimillionaire Brexit backer Arron Banks has lost his libel action against the Observer and Guardian journalist Carole Cadwalladr, in a significant decision for public interest journalism.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2022

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‘The worst law on earth’: why the rich love London’s reputation managers – The Guardian

‘Boris Johnson has vowed to level the playing field on which oligarchs stifle those who scrutinise them. How can he do it?’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2022

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Why did the Depp-Heard libel outcomes differ in the US and UK? – The Guardian

Posted June 6th, 2022 in defamation, domestic violence, foreign jurisdictions, internet, juries, news by tracey

‘Analysis: Specialist lawyers, a jury trial, social media and targeting Heard all helped Depp win in Virginia.’

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2022

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‘Wagatha Christie’ puts England’s legal system on trial in the social media age – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2022 in civil justice, defamation, internet, media, news by sally

‘People poke fun at the lawyers, but there are serious concerns about how the law deals with everyone being a publisher.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2022

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