Cases

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Nugent v Willers

Defamation - Limitation - Discretionary exclusion  of  time  limit  for  actions  for  defamation  or malicious falsehood -  s.30A of the Limitation Act 1984 (Isle of Man)  - s.32A Limitation Act 1980 (England & Wales)

[2019] UKPC 1 - Privy Council

Judge Lady Hale, Lord Kerr, Lady Black, Lord Briggs, Lord Kitchin

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

Cruddas v Calvert (CA)

Defamation - libel - justification - malicious falsehood - malice - single meaning rule - damages

[2015] EWCA Civ 171 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Jackson LJ, Ryder LJ, Clarke LJ

Cruddas v Calvert & Others (No.4)

Libel - Malicious Falsehood - subterfuge - covert recording - Press Complaints Commission Code of Conduct - Public Interest - Justification - s.5 Defamation Act 1952 - Malice - Intention to Injure - Falsity - s.3 Defamation Act 1952 - Damages - Aggravated Damages

[2013] EWHC 2298 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Cruddas v Calvert & Others (No.3)

Libel - Malicious Falsehood - Trial Judge reversed by Court of Appeal in relation to pre-trial ruling - Recusal application - appearance of bias

[2013] EWHC 1791 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Cruddas v Calvert & Others (No.2) (CA)

Libel - Malicious Falsehood - Single-meaning rule - Determination of meaning for purposes of libel and malicious falsehood claims - justification - striking out

[2013] EWCA Civ 748 - Court of Appeal

Judge Longmore & Rafferty LJJ and Sir Stephen Sedley

Cruddas v Calvert & Others (No.2)

Libel - Malicious Falsehood - Single-meaning rule - Determination of meaning for purposes of libel and malicious falsehood claims - justification - striking out Evidence - admissibility of evidence of the meaning understood by publishes in malicious falsehood actions.

[2013] EWHC 1427 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Cruddas v Calvert

Libel - Malicious Falsehood - Amendments to Particulars of Claim - Malice - Aggravated Damages - Jury Trial

[2013] EWHC 1096 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Nicol J

Waterson v Lloyd

Libel - honest comment - meaning - appeal

[2013] EWCA Civ 136; [2013] EMLR 17 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge McCombe, Laws, Richards LJJ

Al Amoudi v Kifle

Libel - assessment of damages

[2013] EWHC 293 (QB) - QBD

Judge Eady J

Cruddas v Adams

Defamation - Libel - Assessment of Damages - Twitter - Blog - s.12 Defamation Act 1952

[2013] EWHC 145 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

KC v MGN Ltd (Costs)

Defamation - Offer of Amends - Costs

[2013] EWCA Civ 3 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge The Lord Chief Justice; Lord Neuberger; Eady J

Cairns v Modi; KC v MGN Ltd

Defamation - Appeal - Damages

[2012] EWCA Civ 1382 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge The Lord Chief Justice; Lord Neuberger; Eady J

Terluk v Berezovsky (No.2)

Defamation -appeal- damages- meaning- liability for republication- privilege- justification – fresh evidence - jury trial

[2011] EWCA Civ 1534 - Court of Appeal

Judge Chancellor of the High Court, Laws LJ and Rafferty J

Waterson v Lloyd (No 2)

Amendment - part 24 - summary judgment - delay - justification

[2011] EWHC 3292 (QB) - QBD

Judge Tugendhat J

Waterson v Lloyd

summary judgment - part 24 - defamation - comment or fact - meaning - innuendo meaning - honest comment - newspapers - elections

[2011] EWHC 3197 (QB) - QBD

Judge Tugendhat J

Al-Amoudi v Kifle

Libel - assessment of damages

[2011] EWHC 2037 (QB) - QBD

Judge HHJ Richard Parkes QC

Modi v Clarke; IMG v Clarke

Defamation - Libel - Costs - Defamation Proceedings Costs Management Scheme - Practice Direction 51D - Whether it is necessary or appropriate under the Scheme to refer a Master or Judge to settlement offers

[2011] EWHC 1324 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

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

Terluk v Berezovsky (CA)

Defamation - Adjournment – Refusal of adjournment – Delay – Legal representation – Fair trial – Litigant in person - Right to jury trial - Waiver

[2010] EWCA Civ 1345 - Court of Appeal

Judge Mummery and Sedley LJJ

Cairns v Modi

Libel – Publication – Twitter – Preliminary issue – Substantial tort – Abuse of process

[2010] EWHC 2859 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

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

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (Nos.1-3) (CA)

Defamation – Libel – Offer of Amends – Defamation Act 1996 – Justification – Articles 6 & 10 ECHR - Burstein particulars – Aggravated damages – Disclosure – Lucas Box meaning - Polly Peck – Severable and distinct charges

[2008] EWCA Civ 834; [2009] QB 600; [2009] EMLR 1 - Court of Appeal

Judge Sir Anthony Clarke MR, May & Wilson LJJ

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.3)

Defamation - Libel - Defences - Justification - Lucas-Box meaning - Whether Lucas-Box meaning severable and distinct from meaning complained of - Whether proportionate to allow issues raised by Lucas-Box meaning to be tried

[2007] EWHC 3062 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Offer of amends - Justification - Amendment - Discretion - Article 6 ECHR - Article 10 ECHR

[2007] EWHC 2856 (QB); [2008] 2 WLR 1033 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Warren v The Random House Group Ltd (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Burstein particulars - Amendment - Aggravated damages - Offer of amends

[2007] EWHC 2860 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

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

Drury v Carnegie (CA)

Libel - Claim form – Service – r.7.6(3)(b) Civil Procedure Rules – Extensions of time

[2007] EWCA Civ 497; [2007] EMLR 637; The Times, 11 June 2007 - Court of Appeal

Judge Dyson and Smith LJJ

Wakefield v Channel Four Television & Others (No.3)

Defamation - Libel - Disclosure - Inspection - Documents obtained by GMC in course of inquiry - s.35A Medical Act 1983 - Restriction on collateral use

[2006] EWHC 3289 (QB); [2007] 94 BMLR 1 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

McKenna v MGN Ltd

Libel - Meaning - Justification - Substantial truth - Allegation of fraudulently boasting of bogus PhD obtained merely for money - Damages - Assessment of damages

[2006] EWHC 1996 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

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

Turner v News Group Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Defamation - Libel - Offer of amends - Assessment of compensation under s.3(5) Defamation Act 1996 - Burstein plea - 'Directly relevant background context' - Mitigation of damages

[2006] EWCA Civ 540; [2006] 1 WLR 3469; [2006] 4 All ER 613; [2006] EMLR 703; The Independent, 23 May 2006 - Court of Appeal

Judge Pill, Keene & Moses LJJ

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

Wakefield v Channel Four Television & Others

Defamation - Libel - Stay of proceedings - concurrent GMC disciplinary proceedings - concurrent libel proceedings - Article 6 - Right to trial within a reasonable time

[2005] EWHC 2410 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

McKeith v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Common sting - Justification - Reynolds privilege - Meaning - Justification - Striking out - Case management

[2005] EWHC 1162 (QB); [2005] EMLR 780 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Hewitt & Others v Grunwald & Others

Defamation - Libel - Allegation of being a 'terrorist organisation' - Internet publication - Justification - Qualified privilege

[2004] EWHC 2959 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Collins Stewart Ltd & Another v The Financial Times Ltd

Libel - Damages - Special damages - Strike out - Company - Measure of damages by reference to share price - Mode of trial - General damages

[2004] EWHC 2337 (QB); [2005] EMLR 64 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

King v Lewis & Others (CA)

Libel - Internet - Publication - Jurisdiction - Whether England was the correct forum - CPR - Leave to Serve Claim Form out of jurisdiction

[2004] EWCA Civ 1329; [2005] EMLR 45; The Independent, 11 November 2004 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Woolf CJ, Mummery & Laws LJJ

Sharma v Jay & Others (No.2)

Defamation - Slander - Stay of proceedings - concurrent GMC disciplinary proceedings

11/02/2004 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

King v Lewis

Defamation - Libel - Civil procedure - Service out of the jurisdiction - Appropriate forum

[2004] EWHC 168 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Reuben & Others v Time Inc & Another (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Validity of service - Service out of jurisdiction - Forum conveniens - Amendment of claim form - Earlier publication - s.35(5)(a), Limitation Act 1980

[2003] EWHC 1430 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Morland 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

Rigg v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Offer of amends - s2 Defamation Act 1996 - Disclosure - Whether journalist's notes should be disclosed

[2003] EWHC 710 (QB); [2004] EMLR 52 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray 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

Mills v MGN Ltd

Defamation - Libel - ruling on meaning - striking out - CPR Part 3.4(2) - exemplary damages

[2002] EWHC 1384 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Gregson v Channel Four Television

Defamation - Libel - Mode of Trial - Prolonged Examination of documents - s.69 Supreme Court Act 1981

[2002] EWCA Civ 941 - Court of Appeal

Judge Waller & Robert Walker LJJ

McManus v Beckham

Defamation - Slander - liability for republication - foreseeability - special damage

[2002] EWCA Civ 939; [2002] EMLR 880; [2002] 1 WLR 2982 - Court of Appeal

Judge Waller, Clark, Laws LLJ

Kiam v MGN Ltd

Defamation- Libel - Damages - Jury trial - Appeal on quantum - whether award of £105,000 was excessive - procedure to determine size of bracket - referrring jury to comparable awards

[2002] EWCA Civ 43; [2003] QB 281; [2002] 2 All ER 219; [2002] 3 WLR 1036 - Court of Appeal

Judge Simon Brown, Waller & Sedley LJJ

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

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

Elite Model Agency v BBC

Defamation - libel - reference - defamation of a company - whether correct claimant had sued - whether individuals should have sued

24/05/2001 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

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

Hamilton v Fayed

Defamation - libel action over allegations on television of corruption by Member of Parliament - parliamentary privilege - waiver under section 13 of Defamation Act 1996 - trial requiring investigation of same issues as Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards - whether libel action involved breach of parliamentary privilege and should be stayed.

[2001] AC 395 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Browne-Wilkinson, Steyn, Cooke, Hope and Clyde

Dwek v Macmillan Publishers Ltd & Others

Defamation - Libel - Photograph - Identification - Striking Out - Ruling on Meaning

[1999] EWCA Civ 2002; [2000] EMLR 284 - Court of Appeal

Judge Judge, May & Sedley LJJ

ex parte Coventry Newspapers Ltd

Disclosure - Defamation - Libel - public interest immunity - implied undertaking - criminal proceedings

[1993] QB 278 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Taylor CJ, Simon Brown & Roch LJJ