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Anna Turley v Unite the Union and Stephen Walker

Libel – Trial – Liability for publication – Serious harm – Truth – Public interest – Assessment of damages – CPR Part 36

[2019] EWHC 3547 (QB) - High Court (QBD)

Judge Nicklin J

Alsaifi v Secretary of State for Education

Defamation -  Spokesperson's quote in newspaper article - Meaning - Principles governing quoted source liability - Serious Harm - Effect of Prior Court Judgment on reputational harm - Qualified Privilege - Press Releases

[2019] EWHC 1413 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Anthony Metzer QC sitting as a Deputy Judge of the High Court

Ahmed v (1) Express Newspapers (2) Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - s.1 Defamation Act 2013 - serious harm - Jameel grounds - Strike Out CPR 3.4(2) - Summary Judgment CPR 24

[2017] EWHC 1845 (QB) - High Court, Queens Bench Division

Judge Sir Michael Tugendhat (sitting as Judge of the High Court)

Alexander Economou v David de Freitas

Libel - newspapers, radio, television - identification - responsibility for publication - meaning - serious harm - publication on matter of public interest - Defamation Act 2013 sections 1 and 4

[2016] EWHC 1853 (QB); [2017] EMLR 4 - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge The Honourable Mr Justice Warby

Abdel-Bari v Nottingham University NHS Trust

Defamation - Libel - Malicious Falsehood - Data Protection Act 1998 - whether to disapply limitation period for claims in libel and malicious falsehood - whether to allow permission to amend to include claim under Data Protection Act 1998

[2016] EWHC 154 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Master McCloud

Alvaro Sobrinho v Impresa Publishing SA

Libel – Portuguese Newspaper and Website – Preliminary Issues – Defamatory Meaning – Serious Harm, Defamation Act 2013 s1 – Abuse of Process

[2016] EWHC 66 (QB); [2016] EMLR 12 - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Dingemans J

Associated Newspapers v Murray

Libel

[2015] EWCA Civ 488 - Court of Appeal

Judge LORD JUSTICE LONGMORE, LORD JUSTICE RYDER and LADY JUSTICE SHARP

Ames & anor v The Spamhaus Project Ltd & anor

Libel - serious harm - Jameel abuse - US publication - foreign claimants - real and substantial tort

[2015] EWHC 127 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Mr Justice Warby

Al Amoudi v Kifle

Libel - assessment of damages

[2013] EWHC 293 (QB) - QBD

Judge Eady J

Ansari v Knowles

Defamation – joint tortfeasors – settlement with one joint tortfeasor – release of cause of action – satisfaction – Jameel abuse

[2012] EWHC 3137 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Al-Amoudi v Kifle

Libel - assessment of damages

[2011] EWHC 2037 (QB) - QBD

Judge HHJ Richard Parkes QC

Ashcroft v Foley (No 2)

Libel - pleading - justification - honest comment - application for permission to amend - serious allegations - clarity - particularity - relevance - evidential sufficiency - test for pleading justification of serious allegations

[2011] EWHC 1710 (QB); [2011] EMLR 30 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Awdry Bailey and Douglas v Kordowski

Libel - strike out - summary judgment - publisher  -  section 1 Defamation Act 1996 - qualified privilege - abuse of process - amendments - online publication

[2011] EWHC 785 (QB) - High Court, QBD

Judge Tugendhat J

Ashcroft v Foley

Defamation - Libel - Justification - Fair comment - Honest comment - Reynolds Privilege - Strike out Defamation - Libel - Further information - Whether corporate defendant could be ordered to provide information about its means and ability to pay a costs order

[2011] EWHC 292 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Apsion v The Bar Standards Board

Appeal from the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Council of the Inns of Court - Whether Tribunal had been correct to conclude that the appellant did not have sufficient competence or expertise to advise in a defamation claim - Whether the charges infringed the Appellant's Art 10 rights

D2006/098&099 - Visitors to Lincoln's Inn

Judge King J, Ms Marion Smith, Mr David Hall

Alitha Publishing Ltd & Constantinides v Cyprus

Defamation - Article 10 - Reynolds privilege - Responsible journalism - Justification - Fair comment - Qualified privilege - Burdens of proof - Article 8

Application No 17550/03 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Rozakis P, Vajic, Hajiyev, Spielmann, Jebens, Malinverni, and Nicolatos

Adelson v Associated Newspapers Ltd (No 3)

Libel - Stay - Striking out - Open offer to settle - Abuse of process - Proportionality - Damages - Vindication - Statement in open court - Costs

[2008] EWHC 278 (QB); [2009] EMLR 10 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Akinleye v East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust

Summary judgment - Part 24 - Defamation - Qualified privilege - Malice - Dominant motive - No honest belief in truth - Evidence of malice

[2008] EWHC 68 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Richard Parkes QC (sitting as a Deputy Judge)

Adelson v Associated Newspapers Ltd (No. 2)

Libel - Amendment - Adding parties - Disapplication of limitation period - Corporate libel claims - Discretion

[2007] EWHC 3028 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Adelson v Associated Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Defamation – Limitation – Substitution of parties – Addition of parties - Mistake - s.35 Limitation Act 1980 – CPR 17.4 and 19.5(3)

[2007] EWCA Civ 701; [2008] 1 WLR 585; [2007] 4 All ER 330; [2008] EMLR 324; The Times, 18 July 2007 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips CJ, Jacob LJ, Moses LJ

Adelson v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation – Limitation – Substitution of parties – Addition of parties - Mistake - s.35 Limitation Act 1980 – Civil Procedure Rules 1998

[2007] EWHC 997 (QB); The Times, 10 May 2007 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Australian Broadcasting Corporation v O’Neill

Defamation – Injunctive relief – Plea of justification – Restraint on publication

[2006] HCA 46 - High Court of Australia

Judge Gleeson CJ, Gummow, Kirby, Hayne, Heydon and Crennan JJ

Al-Koronky v Time-Life Entertainment Group Ltd & Another (CA)

Libel - Security for costs - Claimants resident in the Sudan - Enforcement of costs - CPR Part 25.12 - CFAs - After the event insurance (ATE) - Discretion - Appeals - Stifling - Fresh evidence - Comity

[2006] EWCA Civ 1123; The Times, 28 August 2006 - Court of Appeal

Judge Sedley, Keene & Longmore LJJ

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (No.2) (CA)

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Preliminary Issue - Mode of Trial - s.69(1) Supreme Court Act 1981 - prolonged investigation of documents - s.69(3) - discretion - s.69(4) - trials of separate issues

[2006] EWCA Civ 519; [2006] 1 WLR 2462; TheTimes, 7July 2006; The Independent, 16 June 2006 - Court of Appeal

Judge Sir Anthony Clarke MR, May & Dyson LJJ

Al Amoudi v Brisard & Another

Defamation - Libel - Publication on the Internet - Whether Claimant is entitled to presumption of law that substantial publication has taken place

[2006] EWHC 1062 (QB); [2007] 1 WLR 113; [2006] 3 All ER 294 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Angel v Stainton & Another

Defamation - Libel - Offer of Amends - Compensation

[2006] EWHC 637 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Albert-Engelmann-Gesellschaft mbH v Austria

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Article 10 ECHR - Defamation - Statement of fact/value judgment - Factual basis - Letter - Author unidentifiable - Publisher not distancing itself from statements

Application No. 46389/99 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Rozakis (President), Lorenzen, Vajic, Botoucharova, Kovler, Steiner, Hajiyev (Judges), and Nielsen (Section Registrar)

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Preliminary Issue - Mode of Trial - s.69(1) Supreme Court Act 1981 - prolonged investigation of documents - s.69(3) - discretion - s.69(4) - trials of separate issues

[2005] EWHC 2816 (QB); [2006] EMLR 166 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (CA)

Libel - Justification - Reynolds - Striking Out - Summary Judgment - CPR Part 24

[2005] EWCA Civ 1007; [2005] EMLR 797 - Court of Appeal

Judge Brooke, Tuckey & Arden LJJ

Armstrong v Times Newspapers Ltd & Others (QB)

Libel - Meaning - Reasonable Grounds to Suspect/Investigate - Justification - Qualified Privilege - Reynolds - Summary Judgment - CPR Part 24 - Striking Out CPR 3.4 - Costs - Security for Costs - Costs Capping Orders

[2004] EWHC 2928 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corp v Wall Street Journal Europe

Defamation - Libel - amendment - justification - allegations of association with institutions or persons suspected of terrorism - whether such allegations breach established principles of law

[2003] EWHC 1358 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Adams v Guardian Newspapers Ltd

Libel - Defamatory meaning - Parliamentary privilege - Fair comment - Veritas (justification) - Reynolds qualified privilege - whether a Reynolds qualified privilege defence is applicable in Scotland

[2003] ScotCS 131 - Court of Session

Judge Lord Reed

Abu v MGN Ltd

Defamation - Libel - offer of amends- principles to be applied in assessing compensation under s3(5) of the Defamation Act 1996- damages

[2002] EWHC 2345 (QB); [2003] 1 WLR 2201; [2003] 2 All ER 864; [2003] EMLR 21 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Al-Fagih v HH Saudi Research & Marketing

Defamation - Libel - Qualified privilege - Reynolds - Duties of responsible journalists - Verification of information - Political debate - Neutral reportage

[2001] EWCA Civ 1634; [2002] EMLR 215 - Court of Appeal

Judge SImon Brown LJ, Mantell LJ, Latham LJ

Alexander v Arts Council of Wales

Defamation - libel - withdrawing of malice from the jury at conclusion of evidence - right to jury determination - CPR Part 24 - summary jdgment - s.69 Supreme Court Act 1981

[2001] EWCA Civ 514; [2001] 1 WLR 1840; [2001] EMLR 713; [2001] 4 All ER 205 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Woolf CJ, May and Jonathan Parker LJJ

Aitken v Preston and Others

Defamation - Libel - Mode of Trial - Trial by Judge alone - Prolonged Examination of Documents - s.69 Supreme Court Act 1981

[1997] EMLR 415 - Court of Appeal

Judge Bingham LCJ, Hirst & Millett LJJ