High Court overturns ruling striking out £60,000 ATE premium for redacted insurance certificate – Litigation Futures

Posted December 6th, 2012 in costs, insurance, news, striking out by sally

“The High Court has overturned a cost judge’s ruling that a redacted after-the-event (ATE) insurance certificate did not comply with the Costs Practice Direction (CPD) because it did not show what premiums would have been payable had the case concluded earlier than it did.”

Full story

Litigation Futures, 6th December 2012

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Judicial robustness and the right to be heard – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted July 24th, 2012 in appeals, news, striking out, trials by tracey

“In this age of active case management, judges are rightly expected to take a robust approach to dealing with the cases before them. But sometimes robustness can be taken too far – as illustrated by the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Labrouche v Frey [2012] EWCA Civ 881, [2012] All ER (D) 33 (Jul).”

Full story

Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 23rd July 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

International Leisure Ltd and another v First National Trustee Co UK Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Posted July 18th, 2012 in administrators, company law, compensation, law reports, striking out by tracey

International Leisure Ltd and another v First National Trustee Co UK Ltd and others: [2012] EWHC 1971 (Ch);  [2012] WLR (D)  208

“The rule against reflective loss and the extent to which a shareholder could sue for loss primarily suffered by and primarily belonging to a company did not extend to loss suffered by holders of a debenture.”

WLR Daily, 16th July 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Libel on the internet: Christian author takes on Dawkins and Amazon – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 17th, 2012 in defamation, internet, news, striking out by sally

“In an interesting ruling on a strike-out action against a libel claim, a High Court judge has delineated the scope for defamation in blog posts and discussion threads where the audience is small and the libel limited.”

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 16th May 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Sullivan (aka Soloman) v Bristol Film Studios Ltd – WLR Daily

Sullivan (aka Soloman) v Bristol Film Studios Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 570; [2012] WLR (D) 145

“In deciding whether a small claim ought to be struck out as an abuse of process it was relevant to consider whether there was a proportionate procedure available by which the claim could be adjudicated.”

WLR Daily, 3rd May 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Adams and others v Ford and others – WLR Daily

Adams and others v Ford and others [2012] EWCA Civ 544; [2012] WLR (D) 125

“It was not right to lay down a categorical rule that the issue of proceedings without valid authority from a claimant ought necessarily to amount to an abuse of the process of the court. The principle in Presentaciones Musicales SA v Secunda [1994] Ch 271, that a claimant could ratify and adopt proceedings started in his name by a solicitor without authority, remained binding on the court.”

WLR Daily, 26th April 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Author Chris McGrath faces six figure legal bill after unfavourable Amazon reviews case is struck out – The Independent

Posted April 5th, 2012 in appeals, costs, defamation, litigants in person, news, striking out by sally

“An author who tried to sue a father of three from the West Midlands over comments made in a series of unfavourable reviews on Amazon is facing a six figure legal bill after a judge struck out his case.”

Full story

The Indpendent, 4th April 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Locked-in syndrome’ man seeks assisted suicide ruling – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2012 in assisted suicide, news, striking out by sally

“A severely disabled man with ‘locked-in syndrome’ has urged a judge not to decide to halt his High Court action to let a doctor end his life.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th February 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Procedural Control Mechanisms – Strike Out, Deposits, Stays and Costs – 11 KBW

Posted November 14th, 2011 in costs, deposits, employment tribunals, news, stay of proceedings, striking out by sally

“The Employment Tribunal system is under attack! It is regularly exposed to criticism as being inefficient, costing those who participate in it too much money and amounting to a disproportionate burden on business. Such criticism has been made all the more fiercely of late both because of the economic climate and also because the Government has been reviewing the Employment Tribunal system with the express aim of reducing the burden placed on business by it.”

Full story (PDF)

11 KBW, 10th November 2011

Source: www.11kbw.com

Millburn-Snell and others v Evans – WLR Daily

Millburn-Snell and others v Evans [2011] EWCA Civ 577; [2011] WLR (D) 179

“To bring a claim on behalf of an intestate’s estate a claimant should first obtain a grant of administration as a claim purportedly brought by a claimant without a grant of administration was an incurable nullity. CPR r 19.8(1) did not confer on the court jurisdiction to correct deficiencies in the manner in which proceedings had been instituted. It was concerned only with directions for the forward prosecution towards trial of validly instituted proceedings.”

WLR Daily, 25th May 2011

Source: www.iclr.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.

Tchenguiz brothers can sue Iceland’s Kaupthing Bank – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2011 in banking, damages, news, striking out by sally

“A High Court judge has ruled that the Tchenguiz brothers can sue Kaupthing Bank for £1bn ($1.6bn) damages.”

Full story

BBC News, 16th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

In re Stakefield (Midlands) Ltd and others – WLR Daily

In re Stakefield (Midlands) Ltd and others [2010] WLR (D) 249

“A defendant to disqualification proceedings brought by the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform would not be entitled to have the proceedings struck out on the basis that the Secretary of State had committed a breach of duty by failing to obtain evidence or otherwise to investigate. Where, however imperfect the investigations might have been, the Secretary of State had in fact assembled evidence of a defendant’s unfitness to be concerned in the management of a company, it was for the court to determine at trial whether the Secretary of State had made out his case.”

WLR Daily, 13th October 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

“World’s worst tennis pro” loses Telegraph libel case – The Lawyer

Posted April 29th, 2010 in defamation, news, striking out by sally

“The High Court has thrown out a defamation claim brought against the Daily Telegraph by tennis player Robert Dee, who claimed the paper had defamed him by dubbing him the ‘world’s worst tennis pro’.”

Full story

The Lawyer, 28th April 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Enron Coal Services Ltd (in liquidation) v English Welsh and Scottish Railway Ltd – Times Law Reports

Posted July 21st, 2009 in competition, damages, jurisdiction, law reports, striking out, tribunals by sally

Enron Coal Services Ltd (in liquidation) v English Welsh and Scottish Railway Ltd

Court of Appeal

“A challenge to a finding by a regulator of infringement of a prohibition, including the prohibition on the abuse of a dominant position, should be made to the Competition Appeal Tribunal under section 46 of the Competition Act 1998. A claim for damages based on a definitive finding of infringement by a regulator was to be made under section 47A of the 1998 Act, as inserted by section 18(1) of the Enterprise Act 2002.”

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Ul-Haq and Another v Shah – Times Law Reports

Posted July 14th, 2009 in fraud, law reports, personal injuries, striking out by sally

Ul-Haq and Another v Shah

Court of Appeal

“It was not possible to strike out a genuine claim on the ground that the claimant had been involved in a fraud upon the court in respect of an associated claim.”

The Times, 14th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Masood and others v Zahoor and others – WLR Daily

Posted July 7th, 2009 in forgery, law reports, pleadings, striking out by sally

 Masood and others v Zahoor and others [2009] EWCA 650; [2009] WLR (D) 231

“Where a claimant relied on a forged document he forfeited the right to have an adjudication of his claim, and it was irrelevant that the defendant also relied on forged documents. There was no weighing or balancing exercise to be carried out.”

WLR Daily, 7th July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk  

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

Enron Coal Services Ltd (in liquidation) v English Welsh & Scottish Railway Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted July 3rd, 2009 in competition, damages, jurisdiction, law reports, striking out, tribunals by sally

Enron Coal Services Ltd (in liquidation) v English Welsh & Scottish Railway Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 647; [2009] WLR (D) 224

“The jurisdiction of the Competition Appeal Tribunal under s 47A of the Competition Act 1998 was limited to the determination of follow-on claims for damages based on a finding by a regulator of infringement of a relevant prohibition. Such a finding was not only a pre-condition to the making of a s 47A(1) claim, it also determined and defined the claim’s limits and the tribunal’s jurisdiction in respect of it. The Court of Appeal had jurisdiction under s 49 of the 1998 Act to hear an appeal against a strike-out decision of the tribunal under r 40 of the Competition Appeal Tribunal Rules 2003, whether that decision was to strike out or not to strike out a claim.”

WLR Daily, 2nd July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Ul-Haq and others v Shah – WLR Daily

Posted June 19th, 2009 in fraud, law reports, personal injuries, striking out by sally

Ul-Haq and others v Shah [2009] EWCA Civ 542; [2009] WLR (D) 197

“There was no general rule of law which permitted a court to strike out a genuine claim on the grounds that the claimant had been involved in a fraud upon the court in respect of an associated claim.”

WLR Daily, 18th June 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Pickthall Ltd v Hill Dickinson LLP and another – WLR Daily

Pickthall Ltd v Hill Dickinson LLP and another [2009] EWCA Civ 543; [2009] WLR (D) 183

“It was an abuse of process for a party to issue proceedings on the day before the limitation period expired in the knowledge that the cause of action was vested not in him but in his trustee in bankruptcy, despite the party’s intention of later seeking an assignment of the cause of action and amending the claim form so that the assignment (which had been obtained after the expiration of the limitation period) could be pleaded.”

WLR Daily, 12th June 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Stuart v Goldberg Linde and another – WLR Daily

Posted January 21st, 2008 in abuse of process, law reports, striking out, time limits by sally

Stuart v Goldberg Linde and another [2008] EWCA Civ 2 [2008] WLR (D) 4

“In determining whether a claim was an abuse of the process of the court on the ground that it should have been included in a previous action, the prospects of the claim’s success or failure and delay in bringing it (falling short of a statutory time bar or laches) were not generally relevant.”

WLR Daily, 18th January 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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