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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Home secretary to order review into VIP abuse investigation – BBC News

‘Home Secretary Priti Patel is to order a third inquiry into the Met’s widely criticised investigation into allegations of a VIP paedophile ring.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2019

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Mother and son beat autistic man to death with rocks and branches because he used footpath on their land – The Independent

Posted August 13th, 2019 in autism, malicious falsehood, murder, news, sentencing, service charges by tracey

‘A mother and son have been been handed life sentences after murdering a marathon runner who crossed their land. Carol Dawson, 72, and Scott Dawson, 41, shot Gary Dean in the back with an air rifle and beat him with rocks and branches in a premeditated attack, a court heard.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2019

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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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‘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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High Court judge grants malicious falsehood and data protection injunctions over video content – OUT-LAW.com

‘A UK businessman has been barred from repeating false statements he made about a rival company and one of its senior employees, and ordered not to process the personal data of that employee again.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th October 2017

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Top Gear up before Top Judges – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 7th, 2013 in appeals, BBC, damages, defamation, malicious falsehood, news, striking out by sally

“The Court of Appeal has refused an appeal against the strike out of a libel claim against the BBC in relation to a review of an electric sports car by the ‘Top Gear’ programme. The judge below had been correct in concluding that there was no sufficient prospect of the manufacturer recovering a substantial sum of damages such as to justify continuing the case to trial.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th March 2013

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Man who accused neighbour of being James Bulger killer spared jail – The Guardian

“A man who falsely accused his neighbour of being one of James Bulger’s killers has been spared an immediate prison sentence.”

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The Guardian, 11th Janaury 2012

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Tesla legal claim over Top Gear stunt thrown out – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2011 in defamation, malicious falsehood, media, news by tracey

“A High Court judge struck out the American company’s allegations of libel and malicious falsehood, which were based on a stunt in the television series.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2011

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Top Gear did not libel carmaker Tesla, high court rules – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2011 in defamation, malicious falsehood, media, news by sally

“Electric sports carmaker Tesla Motors has lost a major part of its high court libel claim against the BBC’s Top Gear programme, but is still suing the corporation for malicious falsehood over an episode that showed the company’s Roadster model running out of battery in a race.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2011

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Telegraph Media Group ordered to pay damages over Lynn Barber book review – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2011 in damages, malicious falsehood, media, news by tracey

“Telegraph Media Group, the publisher of the Daily Telegraph, has been ordered to pay £65,000 in damages after losing a high court case for libel and malicious falsehood over a Lynn Barber book review.”

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The Guardian, 26th July 2011

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Ajinomoto Sweeteners Europe SAS v Asda Stores Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted June 15th, 2010 in appeals, defamation, law reports, malicious falsehood by sally

Ajinomoto Sweeteners Europe SAS v Asda Stores Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 609; [2010] WLR (D) 144

“The single meaning rule in defamation did not apply in claims of malicious falsehood.”

WLR Daily, 11th June 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Malicious falsehood requires a reference to your interests in the lies, says High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 11th, 2009 in malicious falsehood, news by sally

“A company can sue for malicious falsehood only when there is some reference to it or its interests in the false and malicious words complained of, even if that reference is indirect and the company is not identified, the High Court has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th August 2009

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