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Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd

Defamation – serious harm to reputation under s.1, Defamation Act 2013 – construction – accrual of cause of action – role of meaning of words – role of inference in determination of issue of serious harm – applicability of repetition rule and rule in Dingle v Associated Newspapers to determination of issue of serious harm

[2019] UKSC 27 - Supreme Court

Judge Lords Kerr, Wilson, Sumption, Hodge and Briggs

LJY v Persons Unknown

Privacy - libel - harassment - injunction - blackmail

[2017] EWHC 3230 (QB) - High Court Queen's Bench Division

Judge Warby J

Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd (Serious harm)

On appeal from the decision of Warby J [2016] QB 402; [2015] EWHC 2242 (QB): what was the proper approach to determining whether a statement satisfied the 'serious harm' test in section 1(1) of the Defamation Act 2013? Libel - Serious Harm - Rule in Dingle - Presumption of Harm - Limitation - Defamation Act 2013

[2017] EWCA Civ 1334 - Court of Appeal

Judge McFarlane, Davis, Sharp LJJ

Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd (Privilege)

On appeal from a decision of Sir Michael Tugendhat [2015] EWHC 3677 (QB): whether the judge erred in granting the Claimant an injunction in respect of material said to be both confidential and covered by Legal Professional Privilege.

[2017] EWCA Civ 1327 - Court of Appeal

Judge McFarlane, Davis, Sharp LJJ

Lisle-Mainwaring v Associated Newspapers Ltd & Anor

Defamation – offer of amends – s3(5) defamation act 1996 – Burstein mitigation – s12 Defamation Act 1952 – special damages - removal of republication

[2017] EWHC 543 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge HHJ Parkes QC

Lachaux v AOL UK

Libel – Defamation Act 2013 – serious harm – trial of preliminary issue – meaning – evidence – costs budgeting – proportionality

[2015] EWHC 915 (QB) - High Court of Justice (Queen’s Bench Division)

Judge Nicola Davies J

Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd

Libel – Trial of a Preliminary Issue on Meaning – Repetition Rule – pleadings – meanings – truth – Lucas-Box meanings – Polly-Peck

[2015] EWHC 620 (QB) - High Court of Justice

Judge Sir David Eady (sitting as a Judge of the High Court)

Lait v Evening Standard Ltd (CA)

Libel - MPs' expenses - Honest comment - Summary judgment - Justification - Jameel abuse - Summary judgment for D on honest comment - Residual claims dismissed as an abuse - Appeal - Single meaning rule - Alleged breach of rule by Judge - Single meaning rule applies to comment - Judge did not err - Jameel jurisdiction part of law's balancing of rights

[2011] EWCA Civ 859; [2011] 1 WLR 2973; [2012] EMLR 4 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Neuberger MR, Laws & Longmore LJJ

Lewis v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis

Defamation - Libel - Mode of trial - Senior Courts Act s.69 - Meaning - Amendment - Qualified privilege - Malice - Abuse

[2011] EWHC 781 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Lait v Evening Standard Ltd (No 2)

Libel - Defamation - Honest comment - Abuse of process - Summary judgment - Meaning

[2010] EWHC 3239 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Lait v Evening Standard Ltd

Libel - Meaning - Aggravated damages

[2010] EWHC 642 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Lonzim Plc & others v Sprague

Defamation - Slander - Libel - Publication - Extent of publication - Internet publication - Abuse of process - Striking out - Summary judgment - Foreign publisher - Aggravated damages - Striking out - No real damage - Vindication - Injunction - Proportionality

[2009] EWHC 2838 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Levi v Bates

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Qualified privilege - Justification - Fair Comment - Damages

[2009] EWHC 1495 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sir Charles Gray (Sitting as a Judge of the High Court)

Lepojic v Serbia

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR - Necessary in a democratic society - Protection of the reputation of others - Defamation - Criminal defamation - Statements on matter of public interest - Political discussion

Application no. 13909/05 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Tulkens (President), Baka, Barreto, Ugrekhelidze, Zagrebelsky & Mularoni (Judges)

Lindon & Others v France

Human Rights - Freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR - Privacy - Art 8, ECHR - Fair trial - Art 6, ECHR - Defamation - Libel - Proportionality of damages and penalties - Value judgments and facts - Republication in the media

Applications nos. 21279/02 and 36448/02 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Rozakis (President), Wildhaber, Costa, Bratza, Zupanèiè, Lorenzen, Tulkens, Loucaides, Casadevall, Ugrekhelidze, Steiner, Garlicki, Hajiyev, Jaeger and Jebens

Loughton Contracts Plc v Dun & Bradstreet Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Offer of amends - Summary judgment - Further information - Whether Claimant had accepted offer of amends - Whether Claimant entitled to further information as to the identity of publishees

[2006] EWHC 1224 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Lowe v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Fair Comment - Meaning - Requirements as to facts relied upon as supporting comment - Knowledge of relevant facts at the time of publication

[2006] EWHC 320 (QB); [2007] 2 WLR 595; [2006] 3 All ER 357; [2006] EMLR 476; The Times, 29 March 2006 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Loutchansky v Times Newspapers Ltd and others (No. 7)

Defamation - Libel - Qualified privilege - Reconsideration of original decision on qualified privilege following the Court of Appeal's decision ([2002] QB 783)

[2002] EWHC 2490 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Lillie & Reed v Newcastle City Council & Others (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Justification - Qualified privilege - Malice - Public authorities - Damages - Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985.

[2002] EWHC 1600 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Loutchansky v Times Newspapers Ltd and others (Nos. 2-5)

Defamation - Libel - Qualified Privilege - limitation - test to be applied in determining whether Reynolds qualified privilege available - website publication.

[2001] EWCA Civ 1805; [2002] QB 783; [2002] 2 WLR 640; [2002] 1 All ER 652; [2002] EMLR 241 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Simon Brown & Tuckey LLJ