Rachel Riley and Tracy Ann Oberman to take legal action after Twitter abuse – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2019 in defamation, harassment, internet, news, political parties, racism by tracey

‘The Countdown presenter Rachel Riley and former EastEnders actor Tracy Ann Oberman are preparing legal action against up to 70 individuals for tweets relating to their campaign against antisemitism in the Labour party, according to the pair’s lawyer.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2019

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MP Richard Burgon wins ‘Nazi metal band’ Sun libel case – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2019 in damages, defamation, media, news, parliament by tracey

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BBC News, 6th February 2019

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Where does the Martin Lewis case leave media law? – Litigation Futures

Posted January 30th, 2019 in advertising, defamation, internet, media, news by sally

‘Last week’s settlement of Martin Lewis’s high-profile defamation claim against Facebook presents a noteworthy challenge to regulators about the practical application of media law to publishers of online advertising campaigns.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th January 2019

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Melania Trump: Telegraph apologises and pays damages – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2019 in damages, defamation, media, news by sally

‘The Daily Telegraph has apologised “unreservedly” to Melania Trump and agreed to pay her “substantial damages” for an article it published last week.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2019

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Woman found to have defamed ex-husband on Facebook takes fight to Supreme Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 24th, 2019 in appeals, assault, costs, defamation, domestic violence, families, news, Supreme Court, women by tracey

‘A woman who claimed on Facebook that her ex-husband tried to strangle her is set to fight a judge’s ruling that she is guilty of defamation because he wasn’t trying to kill her. Nicola Stocker, 51, will argue before the Supreme Court that she had used common language to describe the attack by her millionaire ex-husband, for which he was arrested, when talking to his new lover.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2019

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Newspapers secure summary judgment over libel claims brought by social worker – Local Government Lawyer

‘Two national newspaper groups have obtained summary judgment over libel claims brought by a former senior social worker.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th January 2019

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Defamation and privacy case cost reforms earmarked for 2019 – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 4th, 2018 in costs, defamation, fees, news, privacy by tracey

‘Publishers that lose defamation and privacy cases brought against them in England and Wales will not be forced to pay the “success fee” charged by lawyers of the successful party via so-called ‘conditional fee arrangements’ (CFAs) under cost reforms due to be implemented in April next year.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd December 2018

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Recovery of success fees in defamation cases to end – Litigation Futures

Posted December 3rd, 2018 in costs, defamation, fees, freedom of expression, news, privacy, protective costs orders by tracey

‘The government is to abolish the recoverability of success fees in defamation cases – but retain it for after-the-event (ATE) insurance premiums, it announced yesterday.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th November 2018

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Transgender lawyer launches UK’s first ‘deadnaming’ case against Father Ted writer Graham Linehan – Daily Telegraph

‘A Transgender lawyer has launched Britain’s first “deadnaming” case in the High Court against Father Ted’s screenplay writer after he referred to her using her birth name.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th October 2018

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Anonymous LiP ordered to identify himself – nine months into action – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A litigant in person who is trying to sue web giant Google in the High Court has successfully concealed his identity from court staff and the defendant – as well as the judge – for more than nine months, it has emerged.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th August 2018

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Pro-life charity to take Lambeth council to court after it was kicked out of country fair – Daily Telegraph

‘A pro-life charity is to take a council to court after they say being kicked out of a country fair infringed their human rights.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2018

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Defamation law does not permit ‘cumulative harm’ claims, rules judge – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 3rd, 2018 in defamation, media, news by tracey

‘Statements which, considered in isolation, do not cause or are not likely to cause serious harm to a person’s reputation cannot be aggregated for the purposes of bringing a defamation claim in England and Wales, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd August 2018

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Defamation law does not permit ‘cumulative harm’ claims, rules judge – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in defamation, media, news by tracey

‘Statements which, considered in isolation, do not cause or are not likely to cause serious harm to a person’s reputation cannot be aggregated for the purposes of bringing a defamation claim in England and Wales, a High Court judge has ruled.

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd August 2018

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Daily Mail publisher ordered to pay libel damages to Earl Spencer over report he was ‘heartless’ to Diana – The Independent

Posted June 29th, 2018 in damages, defamation, media, news, royal family by tracey

‘Associated Newspapers, the publisher of the Daily Mail, has paid libel damages to the brother of Princess Diana over a claim he acted in a heartless and callous way towards her following the collapse of her marriage to Prince Charles.’

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The Independent, 28th June 2018

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Defamation claims on the rise in London – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 28th, 2018 in defamation, media, news, statistics by sally

‘The growing use of social media could be a factor behind the 39% rise in the number of defamation claims brought before the courts in London that has been recorded, a media law expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th June 2018

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‘Shameless’ headlines on benefits family not defamatory – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 1st, 2018 in data protection, defamation, equality, malicious falsehood, media, news by sally

‘Forthright tabloid press coverage of an immigrant family’s decision to turn down an offer of a five-bedroom local authority house as too cramped for eight children was not defamatory, the presiding judge of the Media and Communications Bench ruled. However Mr Justice Warby allowed a complaint about readers’ comments to go ahead on the grounds of harassment.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th May 2018

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Daily Mail to pay Kate Maltby £11,000 costs over negative article – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2018 in compensation, costs, defamation, harassment, media, news by tracey

‘The Daily Mail has agreed to pay £11,000 towards legal costs and remove a negative article about Kate Maltby, the writer who accused Damian Green of inappropriate behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2018

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Martin Lewis sues Facebook over fake adverts with his name – The Guardian

Posted April 23rd, 2018 in advertising, defamation, internet, news by tracey

‘Martin Lewis, the consumer advice and money-saving expert, is suing Facebook for defamation after it published dozens of fake adverts featuring his face and name.’

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2018

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Boxing promoter Warren loses twin challenges to CFAs – Litigation Futures

Posted March 28th, 2018 in contracts, costs, defamation, fees, news, solicitors by tracey

‘Boxing promoter Frank Warren has failed in his effort to avoid paying his solicitors under conditional fee agreements (CFAs) where he did not receive any damages or costs despite winning his case.’

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Litigation Futures, 28th March 2018

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UKIP ordered to pay Labour MPs £175,000 in damages – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2018 in costs, damages, defamation, news, political parties by sally

‘UKIP has been ordered to pay £175,000 in legal costs over a defamation case brought by three South Yorkshire Labour MPs.’

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BBC News, 19th March 2018

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