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Barron v Collins

Defamation – slander - libel - offer of amends – s3(5) Defamation Act 1996 – political libels – aggravating conduct during the offer of amends procedure

[2017] EWHC 162 (QB) - High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mr Justice Warby

Begg v BBC

Libel – Justification – Meaning - Broadcasting – Islam – Extremism

[2016] EWHC 2688 (QB) - High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Haddon-Cave J

Bewry v Reed Elsevier UK Ltd (CA)

Defamation - Libel - Internet publication - Limitation period - Disapplication - s.32A Limitation Act 1980 - Jameel abuse

[2014] EWCA Civ 1411; [2014] WLR (D) 474 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Sharp LJ, Macur LJ, Lewison LJ

Building Register Ltd v Weston

Defamation - libel - res judicata - abuse of process - amendment to defence - justification - honest comment - case management conference

[2014] EWHC 2361 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Nicola Davies J

Briggs v Jordan

Libel – meaning – natural and ordinary meaning – innuendo meaning – breach of confidence – misuse of private information – strike out – Jameel abuse

[2013] EWHC 3205 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Bento v Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police

Bento- Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police- CPS- murder- press release- defamation- justification- qualified privilege- informing the public- reply to attack- trial- damages award

[2012] EWHC 1525 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Bean J

Bacon v Automattic Inc

Libel - Disclosure - Norwich Pharmacal - Foreign Websites - Respondents outside jurisdiction - Permission to serve application outside jurisdiction - alternative service of Claim Form by e-mail - Jurisdiction to order

[2011] EWHC 1072 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Bowker v RSPB

Defamation – Libel - Defamatory meaning - Mode of trial – Summary judgment - Qualified privilege – Malice – Scientific issues

[2011] EWHC 737 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sharp J

Baturina v Times Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Defamation – Innuendo meanings – Strict liability – Requirement to plead publishees with knowledge of relevant facts – Liability for third party re-publications - Foreseeability of damage – Jameel abuse of process

[2011] EWCA Civ 308 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury MR, Sedley and Hooper LJJ

Brady v Norman (No 2) (CA)

Defamation - limitation - section 32A of the Limitation Act 1980 - s.33 Limitation Act 1980

[2011] EWCA Civ 107 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Sir Anthony May P, Smith LJ and Aikens LJ

Brady v Norman (No 2)

Libel - Slander - Limitation period - Disapplication of limitation period - s.32A Limitation Act 1980 - Appeal

[2010] EWHC 1215 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Bowman v MGN Ltd

Libel - Offer to make amends - Defamation Act 1996, ss.2 - 4 - Compensation - Costs - Rejection of settlement offers

[2010] EWHC 895 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

British Chiropractic Association v Singh (CA)

Libel – Fair comment (‘honest opinion’) – Whether words fact or comment/opinion

[2010] EWCA Civ 350; [2011] EMLR 1 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Judge LCJ, Neuberger MR and Sedley LJ

Bridle v Williams

Defamation - Slander - Strike out - Summary judgment - Qualified privilege - Malice - Abuse of process

HQ09X02688 - High Court

Judge Master Fontaine

Bloom v Robinson-Millar

Defamation - Libel - Harassment - Trial of action - Neighbour dispute - Publication of letters over a long period - Whether course of conduct was harassment of claimant - Damages

07/10/2009 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sharp J

Bray v Deutsche Bank AG (No 2)

Libel - Part 24 - Publication - Successive Part 24 applications - Malice - qualified privilege - preliminary issues

[2009] EWHC 1356 (QB); [2009] EMLR 12 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Brady v Norman

Defamation - Libel - Qualified privilege - Defamatory meaning - Internet publication - Trade journal

[2008] EWHC 2481 (QB) - Queen's Bench Divison

Judge Richard Parkes QC sitting as a Deputy Judge

Berezovsky v Russian State Television & Another

Defamation - Libel - Foreign broadcaster - Jurisdiction - Fair trial - Defence not justiciable - Anonymity of sources - s.10 Contempt of Court Act 1981

[2008] EWHC 1918 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Bray v Deutsche Bank AG

Defamation - Libel - Qualified privilege - Malice - Anonymity of witnesses

[2008] EWHC 1263 (QB); [2009] EMLR 12 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Blackwell v Bates & Ors

Libel - Defences - Qualified privilege - Reply to attack - Fair Comment - Meaning - Malice

[2007] EWHC 3098 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Burstein v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Fair Comment - Striking Out - Summary Judgment - CPR Part 24

[2007] EWCA Civ 600; [2007] 4 All ER 319; [2007] EMLR 571 - Court of Appeal

Judge Waller, Keene & Dyson LJJ

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd & Others v Vetplus Ltd (CA)

Prior restraint – Interim Injunctions – Human Rights Act section 12(3) – European Convention on Human Rights Article 10 – Comparative Advertising – Libel – Malicious Falsehood – Trade Marks

[2007] EWCA Civ 583; [2007] FSR 29; (2007) HRLR 33; (2007) BusLR 1456; (2007) 97 BMLR 1; (2007) 30(8) IPD 30052; The Times, 27 June 2007 - Court of Appeal

Judge Pill, Longmore & Jacob LJJ

Buckley v Dalziel

Defamation - Absolute privilege - Qualified privilege - Witness statement provided to police officer - Limitation - s.32A Limitation Act 1980

[2007] EWHC 1025 (QB); [2007] 1 WLR 2933; [2007] EMLR 624; The Times, 7 June 2007 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd & Others v Vetplus Ltd (ChD)

Prior restraint – Interim Injunctions – Human Rights Act section 12(3) – European Convention on Human Rights Article 10 – Comparative Advertising – Libel – Malicious Falsehood – Trade Marks

[2007] EWHC 972 (Ch); [2007] FSR 28; (2007) 30(6) IPD 30043 - Chancery Division

Judge Pumfrey J

Barrett v Rosenthal

Libel – Liability of Website Providers - Immunity under US law

20/11/2006 - Supreme Court of California

Judge George C.J. and Corrigan, Kennard, Baxter, Werdegar, Chin, Moreno J.J.

Baker v Maynard

Libel - Internet publication - Qualified privilege - Common interest - Whether Defendant in existing relationship with members of closed website or an officious bystander - Whether Defendant could rely on fair comment defence solely in mitigation of damages

[2006] EWHC 1342 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Brasilier v France

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Article 10 ECHR - Defamation - Election candidates in dispute - Allegations of ballot rigging, fraud and theft - One French franc in damages awarded - Importance of open political debate - Basis in truth - Sanction disproportionate

Application No. 71343/01 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Cabral Barreto (President), Costa, Jungwiert, Butkevych, Mularoni, Jociene (Judges) Popovic (Section Registrar)

Bunt v Tilley & Others

Libel - Internet Service Providers - Liability at common law - Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 - s.1 Defamation Act 1996 - Abuse of process

[2006] EWHC 407 (QB); [2007] 1 WLR 1243; [2006] 3 All ER 336; [2006] EMLR 523 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Bangoura v Washington Post & Others

Libel - Internet - Jurisdiction - Forum - Publication - Damage

16/09/2005 - Ontario Court of Appeal

Judge McMurtry CJO, Armstrong & Lang JJA

Busuioc v Moldova

Human Rights - Defamation - Libel - Article - ECHR - Freedom of Expression - Damages awarded against journalist for defamation - Whether interference with Art 10 right prescribed by law - Whether interference necessary in a democratic society

(2006) 42 EHRR 252 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Bratza (President), Pellonpää, Casadevall, Maruste, Pavlovschi, Borrego Borrego, and Fura-Sandström (Judges), and O'Boyle (Section Registrar)

Blake v Associated Newspapers Limited

Defamation- Libel - Civil Procedure- Ecclesiastical- Human Rights- Arts 6, 10 - Stay of Proceedings- Justiciability - whether deference to religious doctrine outweighs right of access to the courts

[2003] EWHC 1960 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Bennett & Another v BBC & Another

Defamation - libel - particulars of justification - whether the defendant could justify the common sting of the whole article when the Claimant only complained about parts of it

[2003] EWHC 553 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Bataille v Newland & Ors

Defamation - Libel - Publication - Strike out - CPR Part 3.1 and 3.4 - No reasonable grounds for alleging publication - Summary Judgment under CRP Part 24.2 - no prospect of proving publication - Mini-trial.

[2002] EWHC 1692 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Bonnick v Morris

Defamation - Libel- qualified privilege to the world at large- meaning- whether single meaning rule applied applicable in determining whether Reynolds privilege available - whether article met standard of responsible journalism

[2002] UKPC 31; [2003] 1 AC 300; [2002] 3 WLR 820; [2002] EMLR 37 - Privy Council

Judge Lords Nicholls, Hoffmann, Hope & Scott and Tipping J

Best v Charter Medical of England Ltd

Defamation - Slander - Requirement to set out precise words used in Particulars of Claim - Whether Claimant had pleaded words with sufficient precision - Whether Claimant could seek further information from the Defendant as to the precise words used - CPR Part 53 PD 2.4

[2001] EWCA Civ 1588; [2002] EMLR 335 - Court of Appeal

Judge Peter Gibson, Robert Walker & Keene LJJ

Berezovsky v Forbes Inc & Michaels (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Justification of lesser meaning - Article 10 - Human Rights Act 1998 - s.5 Defamation Act 1952

[2001] EWCA Civ 1251; [2001] EMLR 1030 - Court of Appeal

Judge Aldous, Sedley & Arden LJJ

Baldwin v Rusbridger

Defamation - Libel - Republication - Qualified Privilege - Reynolds - Reply to attack - Fair Comment - Freedom of Expression - Article 10 - European Convention on Human Rights

[2001] EMLR 1062 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Branson v Bower

Defamation - libel - fair comment - defendant publishing article about claimant's motives for bidding for National Lottery franchise - whether words complained of comment or statements of fact - judge ruling that words were comment

[2001] EWCA Civ 791; [2001] EMLR 800 - Court of Appeal

Judge Latham LJ & Sir Philip Otton

Burstein v Times Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Damages - Evidence in mitigation of damages - rule in Scott v Sampson - Summary disposal under s.8 Defamation Act 1996

[2000] EWCA Civ 338; [2001] 1 WLR 579; [2001] EMLR 364 - Court of Appeal

Judge Aldous, May LJJ & Sir Christopher Slade

Berezovsky v Forbes Inc & Michaels

Defamation - Jurisdiction - Choice of Forum - Forum Non Conveniens - Claimants' connection with and reputation in England and Wales - Admittance of new evidence

[2000] UKHL 25; [2000] 1 WLR 1004; [2000] 2 All ER 986; [2000] EMLR 643 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Steyn, Nolan, Hoffmann, Hope and Hobhouse

Basham v Gregory (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Justification - Defamation Act 1952, s.5 - Summing up - Misdirection - Criticism of counsel - Retrial

[1998] EWCA Civ 1137 - Court of Appeal

Judge Stuart-Smith & Otton LJJ & Sir Brian Neill

Brady v United Kingdom

Human Rights- Defamation - Libel - malicious falsehood - legal aid - mental patients - access to court - right to private life - inhuman and degrading treatment

(1997) 24 EHRR CD 38 - European Commission of Human Rights

Judge

Broxton v McClelland (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - conduct of jury trial

[1996] EWCA Civ 955; [1997] EMLR 157 - Court of Appeal

Judge Staughton & Swinton Thomas LJJ and Judge J

Basham v Gregory

Defamation - Late Amendments - Justification

21/02/1996 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Bingham CJ, Roch & Swinton Thomas LJJ

Broxton v McClelland

Defamation - libel - abuse of process - collateral purpose - striking out

[1995] EMLR 485 - Court of Appeal

Judge Nourse, Simon Brown and Waite LJJ

Brent Walker Group Plc v Time Out Ltd

Defamation - fair comment on privileged statement - striking out of defence - what facts to be proved for valid defence

[1991] 2 QB 33 - Court of Appeal

Judge Parker and Bingham LJJ

Barnett v Crozier

Defamation - settlement with one of two defendants - statement in open court - objection by remaining defendant -discretion to permit

[1987] 1 WLR 272 - Court of Appeal

Judge Nourse and Ralph Gibson LJJ