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Jockey Club v Keightley & others

Disciplinary proceedings - betting ring - heavy betting that horse would lose - phone records showing links between gamblers and trainer - innocent explanation of calls put forward - breaches of Rules of Racing - penalty

23/12/2005 - Disciplinary Panel of the Jockey Club

Judge T M Bell, Mrs J Gilles, M S Lohn

In the case of Mariano Puerta

Sports law - Doping offence – World Anti-Doping Code - Tennis player - “No fault” and “no significant fault” defences –Effect of proportionality arguments on penalties

21/12/2005 - International Tennis Federation, Independent Anti-Doping Tribunal

Judge Tribunal - Tim Kerr QC, Dr Jose Antonio Pascual Esteban and Dr Inggard Lereim

McKennitt v Ash (QBD)

Confidential information - Privacy - Extent to which material in public domain - Public interest defence

[2005] EWHC 3003 (QB); [2006] EMLR 178 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

West Bromwich Albion FC v El-Safty

Sports law - Negligence - Contract - Surgeon - Football player - Negligent treatment ending player's career - Liability to club

[2005] EWHC 2866 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Royce J

Birmingham City Council v H

Care proceedings - children's welfare - publication of judgments - disclosure of medical reports into the public domain

[2005] EWHC 2885 (Fam) - Family Division

Judge Charles J

Wirtschafts-Trend Zeitschriften-Verlagsgesellschaft v Austria (No.3)

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR - Defamation - Meaning - Criminal offence - Public interest/public figure - Photograph - Injunction

Applications Nos. 66298/01 and 15653/02 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Bratza (President), Bonello, Pellonpää, Traja, Steiner, Garlicki, Borrego Borrego (Judges), Elens Passos, RegistrarJJ

BBC v Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, X and Y

Privacy - Anonymity - Social workers - Family proceedings - Injunction to restrain identification - Article 8, ECHR - Freedom of expression - Article 10, ECHR

[2005] EWHC 2862 (Fam); [2006] EMLR 117 - Family Division

Judge Ryder J

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

Henry v BBC (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Qualified privilege - s.15 Defamation Act 1996 - Reynolds privilege - Reply to attack

[2005] EWHC 2787 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Musa King v Telegraph Group Ltd (Costs)

Costs - Detailed assessment - Defamation - Proportionality - Conditional Fee Agreements - Success fees

02/12/2005 - Supreme Court Costs Office

Judge Senior Costs Judge Hurst

Rodrigues v Portugal

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR - - Newspaper publication - Criticism of public appointment - Rival paper criticising article - Defamation - Libel - Whether sanctions necessary

Application no. 75088/01 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge J-P Costa (President), Baka, Cabral Barreto, Turmen, Butkeyvich, Jociene, Popovich (Judges), Naismith (Registrar)

Polydor & Ors v Brown & Ors

Copyright - Making available - ss.16(1)(d) & 20 Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 - Internet - Music - File-sharing - Peer-to-peer software - Ignorance of distribution - Summary judgment - Real prospect of success

[2005] EWHC 3191 (Ch); (2006) 26(3) IPD 29021 - Chancery Division

Judge Lawrence Collins J

Tourancheau & July v France

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR - murder - criminal proceedings pending - newspaper article about case reproducing unpublished evidence - conviction of editor and journalist - whether human rights infringed

Application No. 53886/00 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Rozakis (President), Loucaides, Costa, Tulkens, Lorenzen, Vajic, Botoucharova (Judges), Nielsen (Registrar)

Harper v Information Commissioner

Freedom of information - Delay beyond statutory period in responding to request - No remedial steps ordered - Whether Information Commissioner ought to have required remedial steps - Whether information held - Position of deleted electronic information

Appeal No. EA/2005/0001 - Information Tribunal

Judge John Angel (Chairman) and John Randall and Henry Fitzhugh (lay members)

Henry v BBC

Defamation - Libel - Cost-capping orders - Conditional Fee Agreements - After-the-event insurance policies - CPR Rule 3.1 - CPR Part 26 Practice Direction

[2005] EWHC 2503 (QB); [2006] 1 All ER 154 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Johnson v Perot Systems Europe Ltd & Another

Defamation - Breach of contract - Negligent misstatement - Summary Judgment - CPR Part 24 - Abuse of process - Fraud and dishonesty - Judicial impartiality - Justification - Qualified privilege

[2005] EWHC 2450 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Brown v Mcasso Music Productions Ltd

Costs - Discretion - Part 36 Offers - Refusal to Negotiate - Copyright - Appeal from Patents County Court

[2005] EWCA Civ 1546; [2006] EMLR 26 - Court of Appeal

Judge Scott Baker & Neuberger LJJ

Culnane v Morris & Another

Defamation - Libel - Human Rights - Political Speech -Preliminary Issue - Qualified Privilege - Election communications - s.10 Defamation Act 1952 - s.3 Human Rights Act 1998

[2005] EWHC 2438 (QB); [2006] 1 WLR 2880; [2006] EMLR 139; [2006] 2 All ER 149; (2006) HRLR 8 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Ratiu & Others v Conway (CA)

Defamation - Malicious falsehood - Justification - Malice - Misdirection - Withdrawing malice from jury - Damages - Fiduciary duty - Breach of confidence

[2005] EWCA Civ 1302; [2006] 1 All ER 571; The Times, 29 November 2005 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Auld, Laws and Sedley LJJ

Cray v Hancock & Another

Libel - Publication - Justification - Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - Damages - Injunction - Negligence - Breach of Duty - Solicitor

04/11/2005 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge His Honour John Previté QC

Taylor v Rive Droit Music Ltd

Music law - Contract - Music publishing agreement - Contradictory and inconsistent terms - Duration of agreement - Infringement - Meaning of 'composition' - Implied terms  - Positive and negative obligations - Unlawful interference with goods - Allegations of dishonesty

[2005] EWCA Civ 1300; [2006] EMLR 52 - Court of Appeal

Judge Chadwick, Latham, and Neuberger LJJ

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

Ali Erol v Turkey (No 2)

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR - Art 6, ECHR - Newspaper editor - interview - criminal proceedings for inciting racial hatred - security court - proceedings in Strasbourg continued by applicant's widow

Application no. 47796/99 - European Court of Human Rights

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

Wirtschafts-Trend Zeitschriften-Verlags GmbH v Austria

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR - Defamation - Value judgment - Sufficient factual basis - Politician - Proportionality

[2006] EMLR 152 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Loucaides (President), Tulkens, Kovler, Steiner, Hajiyev, Spielmann, Jebens (Judges), and Nielsen (Registrar)

Campbell v MGN Ltd (Costs) HL

Costs - Conditional Fee Agreements - Success Fee - Article 10 - Access to Justice - Article 6 - Proportionality - Cost-capping

[2005] UKHL 61; [2005] 1 WLR 3394; [2005] 4 All ER 793; [2006] EMLR 1; The Times, 21 October 2005 - House of Lords

Judge Lords Nicholls, Hoffmann, Hope, Carswell, Baroness Hale

Synthon BV v SmithKline Beecham plc

Patents – Enabling disclosure – Novelty – State of the art – Patent invalid by reason of prior disclosure which, if performed, would infringe the patent – Anti-depressants – Crystalline form – Patents Act 1977, ss. 1, 2, 3, 5 and 14

[2005] UKHL 59; [2006] 1 All ER 685; [2006] RPC 10; (2005) 86 BMLR 130 - House of Lords

Judge Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Hoffmann, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Baroness Hale of Richmond, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood

Global Projects Management Ltd & Anor v Citigroup Inc & Ors

Domain Names – Infringement – Passing off - Trade marks – Maintenance of Domain an Instrument of Fraud – Cybersquatting - ss.10(3) and 21 Trade Marks Act 1994 – Summary Judgment

[2005] EWHC 2663 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Park J

R (Mullins) v Appeal Board of the Jockey Club

Judicial review - horseracing - prohibited substance - morphine - disqualification from race - prelminary issues - whether rules required proof of concentration and potential effect on horse - domestic bodies answering no - claim for judicial review - amenability - precedent

[2005] EWHC 2197 (Admin); [2006] ISLR, SLR-30; (2006) ACD 2; The Times, 24 October 2005 - Administrative Court

Judge Stanley Burnton J

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Trial of a Preliminary Issue on Meaning - the natural and ordinary meaning of the words complained of

[2005] EWHC 2187 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Clearsprings Management Ltd v Businesslinx Ltd

Copyright - Assignment - Databases - Equitable ownership - Implied licences - Implied terms - Source codes

[2005] EWHC 1487 (Ch); [2006] FSR 3 - Chancery Division

Judge Christopher Floyd QC (Sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge)

GMG Radio Holdings v Tokyo Project Ltd

Passing off - Confusion - Artwork - Get-up - Injunction - Serious issue for trial - Balance of justice - Damages adequate remedy

[2005] EWHC 2188 (Ch); [2006] FSR 15; (2006) 29(1) IPD 29002 - Chancery Division

Judge Kitchin J

Savitchi v Moldova

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR - Defamation - Libel - Freedom of the press - Reporting statements of others - Duty to prove - Necessary in a democratic society

Application No. 11039/02 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Bratza (President), Casadevall, Bonello, Maruste, Pavlovschi, Garlicki, Borrego Borrego (Judges), and O’Boyle, Section Registrar

Panday v Gordon

Defamation - Slander - Qualified privilege - Malice - Constitutional guarantee of freedom of expression - Level of damages

[2005] UKPC 36; [2006] 1 AC 427; [2006] 2 WLR 39 - Privy Council

Judge Lords Nicholls, Hoffmann, Rodger, Walker and Baroness Hale

Jockey Club v Carter & Others

Disciplinary proceedings - jockey - betting ring - heavy betting that jockey's ride would lose - phone records showing links between gamblers and jockey - breaches of Rules of Racing - penalty

04/10/2005 - Disciplinary Panel of the Jockey Club

Judge

Mahfouz and another v Brisard and another

Defamation - Libel - Publication - Preliminary Issue - Whether the First Defendant was responsible in law for the publication of a translation of a Book written by him for sale in the United States

[2005] All ER (D) 174 (Sep) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat 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

Flaherty v National Greyhound Racing Club Ltd

Sport - Greyhound racing - trainer found in breach of rules by regulator - claim for declaration that regulator's decision invalid - fairness - bias - interference by court - principle of non-interference

[2005] EWCA Civ 1117; [2006] ISLR, SLR-8; The Times, 5 October 2005 - Court of Appeal

Judge The President, Scott Baker LJ, Sir Peter Gibson

R (Grierson) v Ofcom

Judicial review - Permission - media and entertainment - Locus - Delay - Wednesbury unreasonableness - s. 105(c) Broadcasting Act 1990

[2005] EWHC 1899; (Admin) [2005] EMLR 868 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Stanley Burnton J

Wistbray Ltd v Creative Nature Ltd

Trade marks - Infringement - s.10(2)(b) Trade Marks Act 1994 - Summary judgment - Similarity between word mark and pictorial sign - Likelihood of confusion

[2005] EWHC 2072 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Blackburne J

A (A Local Authority) v PD & Another

Privacy – Criminal Trial - Injunction to restrain identification of defendant and victim - Children - Non-parties - Privacy - Article 8 - Freedom of expression - Article 10

[2005] EWHC 1832 (Fam); [2005] EMLR 840 - Family Division

Judge Sir Mark Potter P

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

Laboratoires Goëmar SA v La Mer Technology Inc

Trade marks - Genuine use - Non-use - Revocation - Importation - Internal use - s.46 Trade Marks Act 1994

[2005] EWCA Civ 978; [2006] FSR 5 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Mummery and Neuberger LJJ, Black J

Sales v Stromberg & others

Unregistered designs – Breach of Confidence – Passing Off – Designs Based on Simple Geometric Shapes – Originality Test –s.213(4) Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988

[2005] EWHC 1624 (Ch); [2006] FSR 7 - Chancery Division

Judge Roger Wyand QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge)

R (Gazette Media) v Teeside Crown Court

Reporting Restrictions - Children - s.39 Children and Young Persons Act 1933 - Proper scope of order - Appeals - s.159 Criminal Justice Act 1988 - Sexual offences - Automatic restrictions - s.1(2) Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992

[2005] EWCA Crim 1983; [2005] EMLR 832; The Times, 8 August 2005 - Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Judge Maurice Kay LJ, Field J and Sir John Alliott

London General Holdings v USP Holdings plc

Copyright - Breach of Confidence - Causation of Damage - Assessment of Reasonable Notional Royalty

[2005] EWCA Civ 931; [2006] FSR 6; (2005) 28(10) IPD 28073 - Court of Appeal

Judge Waller, Laws & Jacob LJJ

Leeds Rugby Ltd v Harris & Bradford Bulls Holdings Ltd

Sport - Rugby Player - Transfer from League to Union team - Contract - Option to re-acquire player - certainty - consideration - restraint of trade

[2005] EWHC 1591 (QB); [2005] ISLR, SLR-91 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Re W

Criminal trial - Injunction to restrain identification of defendant and victim - Children - Non-parties - Privacy - Article 8 - Freedom of expression - Article 10

[2005] EWHC 1564 (Fam); [2006] 1 FLR 1; The Times, 21 July 2005 - Family Division

Judge Sir Mark Potter P

Three Rivers Council & BCCI v Bank of England

Open Justice - In Private Hearings - Application to have judgment handed down in private - CPR Part 39.2(3) - Medical information relating to witness - Article 8 - s.11 Contempt of Court Act 1981

[2005] EWCA Civ 933 - Court of Appeal

Judge Pill LJ, Rix LJ and Rimer J

A v B, C & D

Privacy - Confidence - Injunctions - Likelihood of Success - Claimant having put similar information into the public domain - 'zone of privacy'

[2005] EWHC 1651 (QB); [2005] EMLR 851; [2005] 28(8) IPD 28060 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

British Horse Racing Board v William Hill Organization Ltd

Database rights - Meaning of substantial investment in obtaining verification or presentation of contents of database - Sport - Horseracing

[2005] EWCA Civ 863; [2005] RPC 35 - Court of Appeal

Judge Pill, Clarke and Jacob LLJ

Bradley v The Jockey Club (No.3)

Sports Law - domestic disciplinary decision - disqualification -domestic appeal - period of disqualification reduced - allegation penalty excessive - High Court dismissing claim - appeal from High Court - restraint of trade - nature and standard of review

[2005] EWCA Civ 1056; [2006] ISLR, SLR-1; The Times, 14 July 2005 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Buxton and Scott Baker LJJ

Georgallides v Etzin

Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - interim injunction - whether application for injunction for harassment was an attempt to circumvent rule in Bonnard v Perryman - s.12 Human Rights Act 1998- articles 8 and 10 - width of injunction

12/07/2005 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Société des produits Nestlé SA v Mars UK Ltd

Trade marks – Directive 89/104/EEC – Absence of distinctive character – Distinctive character acquired through use – Use as part of or in conjunction with a registered trade mark

C-353/03 - European Court of Justice (Second Chamber)

Judge Timmermans (President), Silva de Lapuerta, Gulmann (Rapporteur), Kûris and Arestis (Judges)

A & B v Channel Four

Privacy - Injunctions - Covert filming of children in schools - Article 8 - Article 10 - s.12 Human Rights Act 1998

[2005] EWHC 3522 (Fam); [2007] 1 FLR 678 - Family Division (Newcastle District Registry)

Judge Munby J

Steinberg v Pritchard Englefield (No 2)

Adjournments - Defamation - Summary Judgment - Appeal -Absence of party at hearing - Publication - Website

[2005] EWCA Civ 824 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Ward LJ, Sedley LJ, and Longmore LJ

Bradley v The Jockey Club (No.2)

Permission to appeal - new point not taken below - fresh evidence - Human Rights - Article 6 ECHR - privilege against self-incrimination

[2005] EWCA Civ 851 - Court of Appeal

Judge Buxton LJ

Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Studios Inc v Grokster Ltd

USA - Copyright Infringement - Peer-to Peer Software - Liability for Third Parties' Infringement

27/06/2005 - Supreme Court of the United States of America

Judge Souter, Ginsberg, Kennedy, Breyer, Stevens, O'Connor JJ and Rehnquist CJ

Sofola v Lloyds TSB Bank plc

Defamation - Slander - Qualified privilege - ss.13 and 14 Data Protection Act 1998 - Civil Procedure - CPR Part 3.4 - CPR Part 24 - CPR Part 52(3)(6)

[2005] EWHC 1335 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

DPP v Collins

Criminal law – Telecommunications – Grossly offensive message – Test for determining whether message grossly offensive – s.127(1) Communications Act 2003

[2005] EWHC 1308 (Admin); [2006] 1 WLR 308; [2005] 3 All ER 326; (2005) 2 CrAppR 39; (2005) CrimLR 794 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sedley LJ and Mitting J

X v BBC and Lion Television Ltd

Injunction - Privacy - Article 8 - Confidence - Freedom of expression - Article 10 - s.12(3), Human Rights Act 1998 - Broadcasting

[2005] CSOH 80 - Court of Session, Outer House

Judge M G Thomson QC (sitting as a Temporary Judge)

Charman v Orion Publishing Group & others

Defamation - Libel - Case Management Conference - Mode of Trial - Application for trial by Judge alone - s.69 Supreme Court Act 1981 - Application for meaning to be tried as a preliminary issue.

17/06/2005 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Covance Laboratories Inc v PETA Europe Ltd

Breach of confidence - Interim injunction - s.12 HRA - Public interest - Public domain

16/06/2005 - Chancery Division (Leeds District Registry)

Judge HHJ Langan QC

Independent News & Media v Ireland

Defamation - Libel - Damages - Ireland - Safeguards against disproportionately high jury awards at first instance and on appeal - Article 10

(2006) 42 EHRR 1024 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Ress P & Cabral Barreto, Caflisch, Turmen, Zupanèiè, Hedigan & Traja JJ

Jameel & Another v Times Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Statutory qualified privilege - Justification - Grounds to inquire - Case management - Striking out

[2005] EWHC 1219 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray 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

E v Channel Four & Another

Injunctions - Inherent jurisdiction - Capacity to consent to participation in television programme - Whether in subject's best interests - Balance between Article 10 and Article 8

[2005] EWHC 1144 (Fam); [2005] EMLR 709; [2005] 2 FLR 913; [2005] UKHRR 789 - Family Division

Judge Munby J

Harb v King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz

Reporting restrictions - Proceedings in private - Open justice - Sovereign immunity - Maintenance

[2005] EWCA Civ 632 - Court of Appeal

Judge Thorpe, Smith & Wall LJJ

Hyperion Records Ltd v Sawkins

Copyright - Musical works - Performing editions of non-copyright works - Subsistence of copyright - "Original" - "Musical" - s.3 CDPA 1988 - Infringement of copyright - Moral rights - Right to be identified as author - s.77 CDPA 1988

[2005] EWCA Civ 565; [2005] 1 WLR 3281; [2005] EMLR 688 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Mummery, Mance and Jacob LJJ

O’Riordan v DPP

Criminal law - Reporting restrictions - Human rights - Information likely to lead to identification of victim of sexual offence - Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992 - Freedom of expression - Article 10 - Whether necessary in a democratic society - Whether conduct proscribed by law

[2005] EWHC 1240 (Admin); The Times 31 May 2005 - Administrative Court

Judge Rose LJ & Crane J

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No 8) (CA)

Privacy - Confidence - Transferability of rights of privacy/ confidence - Economic torts - Test of intention as an ingredient of economic torts - Test of causation of damage - Interim injunctions - Whether damages adequate remedy

[2005] EWCA Civ 595; [2006] QB 125; [2005] 3 WLR 881; [2005] EMLR 609; The Times 24 May 2005; The Times 26 May 2005 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Clarke & Neuberger LJJ

Green Corns Ltd v Claverley Group Ltd

Privacy - Injunction - Article 8 - Freedom of expression - Article 10 - Public domain - Public interest - Addresses of children's care homes

[2005] EWHC 958 (QB); [2005] EMLR 748 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Campbell-James v Guardian Media Group plc

Defamation - Libel - Offer of Amends - Assessment of Compensation under <A href="http://www.bailii.org/uk/legis/num_act/da199699/s3.html" target=_blank>s.3(5) Defamation Act 1996

[2005] EWHC 893 (QB); [2005] EMLR 542 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Turner v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Another

Defamation - Libel - Offer of Amends - Assessment of Compensation under <A href="http://www.bailii.org/uk/legis/num_act/da199699/s3.html" target=_blank>s.3(5) Defamation Act 1996 - 'Burstein' plea - Whether mitigation or aggravation

[2005] EWHC 892 (QB); [2005] EMLR 553 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Mahfouz & Ors v Ehrenfeld & Anor

Defamation - Libel - Judgment in default - Summary disposal - ss.8-10 Defamation Act 1996 - Remedies - Damages - Injunction - Declaration of falsity

[2005] EWHC 1156 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Deloitte & Touche v Dickson & Others

Breach of confidence - Injunction - Public Interest - Press statements - Article 10 - Article 8

[2005] EWHC 721 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Laddie J

Miller v Associated Newspapers Ltd (No.4)

Defamation - Libel - Claim dismissed following trial of the action - Defence of justification upheld - Whether costs should follow the event - Whether costs should be assessed on standard or indemnity basis - Whether interest should be awarded - Whether Claimant should have permission to appeal

[2005] EWHC 773 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Miller v Associated Newspapers Ltd (No.3)

Defamation - libel - justification – trial of the action - meaning- whether the plea of justification succeeded

[2005] EWHC 557 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Jockey Club v Carphone Warehouse Ltd

Sports Law- Jockey Club investigation – third party disclosure – Norwich Pharmacal jurisdiction – Article 8

[2005] EWHC 1151 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Treacy J

Crossland v Wilkinson Hardware Stores Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Slander - Malicious Falsehood - Malice - Qualified Privilege - Harassment - Summary Judgment - Part 24

[2005] EWHC 481 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Fraser-Woodward Ltd v BBC & Brighter Pictures Ltd

Copyright - Photographs - Fair dealing - Criticism and Review - Sufficient Acknowledgement - Incidental Inclusion

[2005] EWHC 472 (Ch); [2005] EMLR 487; [2005] FSR 36; [2005] 28(6) IPD 11; The Times, 15 April 2005 - Chancery Division

Judge Mann J

Rackham v Sandy & Others (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Trial - Qualified Privilege - Malice - Damages

[2005] EWHC 482 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Chief Constable of Greater Manchester v Channel 5 Broadcast Ltd

Contempt of court - Broadcasting - Criminal investigation - Interim injunction - Whether substantial risk of serious prejudice - s.2(2) Contempt of Court Act 1981 - Appeal

[2005] EWCA Civ 739 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Auld and Chadwick LJJ

Turcu v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - abuse of process - lack of evidence from Claimant - CFA agreements - inference of desire for vindication - summary judgment - mode of trial

21/03/2005 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Jockey Club v Matthew Batchelor

Sports Law - Disciplinary Tribunal - Breach of the Orders and Rules of Racing - Rule 220(viii) - Deliberately misleading Jockey Club investigating officers - Financial penalty

10/03/2005 - Jockey Club Disciplinary Tribunal

Judge The Duke of Roxburge (Chairman)

Milne v David Price Solicitors & Advocates

Costs - Defamation - Conditional Fee Agreements - Settlement on terms not amounting to 'win' - Termination - Entitlement of solicitor to basic charges

07/03/2005 - Supreme Court Costs Office

Judge Master Seager Berry

Steinberg v Pritchard Englefield & other

Defamation - Libel - Appeal - Summary disposal - Sections 8 to 10 Defamation Act 1996 - Website publication to the world at large - Whether claim could be an abuse of process - Jameel v Dow Jones

[2005] EWCA Civ 288 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Ward LJ, Sedley LJ, and Longmore LJ

Friend v Civil Aviation Authority & Others

Malicious falsehood - Breach of contract - Inducement to breach contract - Unlawful means conspiracy - Civil Aviation Authority - Dismissal from employment

[2005] EWHC 201 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Experience Hendrix LLC v Purple Haze Records Ltd & Others

Copyright - CDPA 1988, ss.181, 206 - 'Qualifying performance' - Retrospective legislation - Rights of co-performers - Contractual assignment of rights - 'Controlling mind' of a company

[2005] EWHC 249 (Ch); [2005] EMLR 417 - Chancery Division

Judge Hart J

IPC Media Ltd v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Copyright - Comparative advertising - Comparative Advertising Directive - Fair dealing for purpose of criticism or review - s.30(1) Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 - Fair dealing for the purpose of reporting current events - s. 30(2) Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

[2005] EWHC 317 (Ch); [2005] EMLR 532; [2005] FSR 35 - Chancery Division

Judge Hart J

Rackham v Sandy and Others

Defamation – Libel – Mode of trial – Prolonged examination of documents – s.69 Supreme Court Act 1981

24/02/2005 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Smith v Lloyds TSB Bank Plc

Data protection - 'Data' - s.1(1) Data Protection Act 1998 - Information previously processed - Information capable of conversion to digital format - 'Personal data' - Information about company - s.7(9) Data Protection Act 1998

[2005] EWHC 246 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Laddie J

Steel & Morris v United Kingdom

Libel - Unavailability of Legal Aid - Fair Trial - Corporations - Right to Sue - Burden of Proof - Damages - Article 6 - Article 10

[2005] EMLR 314 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Pellonpää (President); Bratza, Strážnická, Casadevall, Maruste, Pavlovschi, and Garlicki

Polanski v Conde Nast Publications Ltd (HL)

Defamation - Libel - Human Rights - Civil procedure - Civil evidence - evidence by video link - hearsay

[2005] UKHL 10; [2005] 1 WLR 637; [2005] 1 All ER 945; [2005] EMLR 287; The Times, 11 Feb 2005; The Independent, 16 Feb 2005 - House of Lords

Judge Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Lord Slynn of Hadley, Lord Hope of Craighead, Baroness Hale of Richmond, Lord Carswell

W v Westminster City Council (No.2)

Defamation - libel - qualified privilege - malice - Human Rights - Article 8 ECHR - s. 7 & s. 8 Human Rights Act 1998

[2005] EWHC 102 (QB); [2005] 4 All ER 96 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Fallon v MGN Ltd

Libel - Stay of Proceedings - Criminal Inquiry

[2005] EWHC 1572 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Jameel & Another v Wall Street Journal Europe (No.2) (CA)

Defamation - Libel – Reynolds privilege – Relevance of Bonnick v Morris - Presumption of damage – Presumption of falsity

[2005] EWCA Civ 74; [2005] QB 904; [2005] 2 WLR 1577; [2005] EMLR 377; [2005] 4 All ER 356; The Times 14 Feb 2005; The Independent 9 Feb 2005 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Sedley and Parker LJJ

Jameel (Yousef) v Dow Jones & Co. Inc.

Defamation - libel – Internet publication - presumption of damage - identification of Claimant – no real and substantial tort/abuse of process

[2005] EWCA Civ 75; [2005] QB 946; [2005] 2 WLR 1614; [2005] EMLR 353; The Times 14 Feb 2005; The Independent 10 Feb 2005 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Sedley and Parker LJJ

Miller v Associated Newspapers Ltd (No.2)

Defamation - libel - justification - permission to amend - whether words complained of were capable of Chase level 3 meaning - whether Defendant can rely on Claimant's non-disclosure of relevant documents and/or misrepresentation of their content - lies probative of guilt - admission by conduct

[2005] EWHC 21 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Halis v Turkey

Criminal law - Terrorism - Dissemination of propoganda - Book review - Freedom of Expression - Article 10 - Impartial and independent tribunal - Article 6

Application No. 30007/96 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Bratza (President), Bonello, Turmen, Traja, Pavlovschi, Garlicki and Mijovic

Sciacca v Italy

Privacy - Photographs - Article 8, ECHR - Criminal investigation - Photograph of suspect released by police - Publication of photograph by newspapers - Whether interference prescribed by law

(2006) 43 EHRR 400 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Bratza (President), Bonello, Traja, Zagrebelsky, Garlicki, Borrego Borrego & Mijoviæ JJ