BBC pays damages to Muslim leader – BBC News

Posted July 16th, 2009 in damages, defamation, media, news by sally

“The BBC has agreed to pay £45,000 in damages to the head of the Muslim Council of Britain over a libellous claim in the Question Time programme.”

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BBC News, 16th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Beckinsale awarded libel damages – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2009 in defamation, news by sally

“Actress Kate Beckinsale has been awarded £20,000 libel damages over a newspaper claim that she had been dropped from a remake of Barbarella.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2009

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Media tycoon Richard Desmond in High Court libel battle – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 7th, 2009 in defamation, news by sally

“Richard Desmond, owner of Express Newspapers, is suing investigative biographer Tom Bower for suggesting he made a ‘humiliating’ apology to Conrad Black, the former proprietor of The Daily Telegraph.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th July 2009

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Express proprietor, Richard Desmond, in libel action against journalist – The Times

Posted July 4th, 2009 in defamation, news by sally

“Richard Desmond, the owner of the Daily and Sunday Express,will become the first newspaper proprietor to take the stand in the High Court since Robert Maxwell, when he launches his libel action against the investigative journalist Tom Bower on Monday.”

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The Times, 4th July 2009

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David Beckham wins libel damages over false model claims – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 23rd, 2009 in defamation, news by sally

“David Beckham has accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages over a newspaper claim that he ‘made a play’ for Mariann Fogarasy, a model.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2009

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IVF libel battle shows how capping costs would hit claims – The Times

Posted June 18th, 2009 in costs, defamation, news by sally

“The BBC is no doubt still licking its wounds after settling a claim, reputedly for up to £6 million, by Mohamed Taranissi, an IVF specialist. He launched his claim after a Panorama programme, broadcast in January 2007, made serious allegations about his medical practices.”

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The Times, 18th June 2009

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Flowerbed complaint woman sues council – The Independent

Posted June 16th, 2009 in defamation, news by sally

“A woman who was labelled ‘potentially violent’ after she complained to a council about a vandalised flowerbed today sued for the authority for libel.”

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The Independent, 15th June 2009

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Destination libel – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2009 in defamation, news by sally

“Is the fear of legal action creating a chilling effect for investigative journalism? Campaigners want British laws changed so libel tourists stay away.”

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The Guardian, 15th June 2009

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Fertility doctor Mohamed Taranissi awarded libel settlement with BBC – The Times

Posted June 9th, 2009 in BBC, defamation, news by sally

“The BBC faces a multimillion-pound legal bill after settling a libel battle with one of Britain’s most successful fertility doctors.”

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The Times, 9th June 2009

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BBC settles Panorama libel battle – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2009 in BBC, defamation, news by sally

“The BBC has agreed to settle a libel case, after a specialist fertility doctor claimed a Panorama programme had damaged his reputation.”

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BBC News, 8th June 2009

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Smith fights defamation claim – The Independent

Posted June 1st, 2009 in defamation, news by sally

“Home Secretary Jacqui Smith will fight defamation proceedings launched against her by a US ‘shock jock’ barred from entering the UK, the Home Office said today.”

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The Independent, 1st June 2009

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Legal costs threaten journalism, editors tell MPs – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2009 in costs, defamation, media, news by sally

“Editors including the Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger warned MPs yesterday that the ‘chilling’ costs of legal action were increasingly deterring investigative journalism.”

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The Guardian, 5th May 2009

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Savage response: barred shock jock vows to sue – The Independent

Posted May 6th, 2009 in defamation, news by sally

“A US radio presenter barred from entering Britain said today he would sue the British government for defamation after his name was published on an official list of ‘promoters of hate’.”

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The Independent, 6th May 2009

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Website pays damages to O’Neill – BBC News

Posted April 28th, 2009 in defamation, internet, news by sally

“Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill has accepted substantial libel damages from the owners of a website.”

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BBC News, 28th April 2009

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Tory MP Nadine Dorries to sue over Damian McBride ‘smear’ emails – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2009 in defamation, news by sally

“A Conservative female MP named in the infamous ‘smear’ emails sent by former spin doctor Damian McBride is to sue over the episode in a move that could see Downing Street dirty tricks debated in court.”

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The Guardian, 26th April 2009

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Liberal imam wins libel claim against Muslim newspaper – The Times

Posted April 9th, 2009 in defamation, Islam, news by sally

“A progressive Muslim imam from Oxford has won a libel action against a Muslim newspaper in what he claims is a ‘watershed moment’ in the battle between liberal and extremist Muslims in Britain.”

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The Times, 8th April 2009

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Hazel Blears faces libel action for attack on leading Muslim – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2009 in defamation, news by sally

“A leader of Britain’s largest Muslim organisation is threatening to sue Hazel Blears, the secretary of state for communities, after she accused him of calling for violence against Jewish communities and British troops.”

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The Guardian, 4th April 2009

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Campaigner accepts libel damages – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2009 in defamation, news by sally

“Campaigner Erin Pizzey has accepted undisclosed libel damages over claims that she supported British terror group the Angry Brigade in the early 1970s.”

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BBC News, 1st April 2009

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Stars call for end to archaic libel laws – The Times

Posted March 23rd, 2009 in defamation, freedom of expression, news by sally

“The actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson and writer Andrew O’Hagan are heading a coalition of entertainers, writers, lawyers and journalists in a move today for the scrapping of an archaic law that allows people to be jailed for speaking out.”

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The Times, 23rd March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Jack Straw to probe internet libel law – The Times

Posted March 12th, 2009 in defamation, internet, news by sally

“Jack Straw is to examine the ‘chilling’ menace of internet libel which makes newspapers liable to legal action every time an article is downloaded from their websites.”

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The Times, 11th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk