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Clift v Slough Borough Council (CA)

Defamation - Libel - Qualified privilege -  Local Authority duties - Public Authorities - Anti-social behaviour - Violent Persons Register - Article 8 - Necessity and proportionality of publication - Human Rights Act 1998

[2010] EWCA Civ 1171 - Court of Appeal

Judge Ward, Thomas, Richards LLJ

CDE v MGN Ltd

Privacy - Breach of confidence - Interim injunction - Article 8 ECHR - Right to private life - Article 10 ECHR - Freedom of expression - Public interest - Balancing exercise - Anonymity of parties

[2010] EWHC 3308 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady 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

ABC Ltd v Y

Court file - 'Sealing' file - Form of order sealing file - Access to documents - Non-party - CPR 5.4C - Use in other litigation - Threshold requirements

[2010] EWHC 3176 (Ch); [2011] 4 All ER 113 - Chancery Division

Judge Lewison J

Hayden & Anor v Charlton; Hayden & Anor v Carver

Libel - Striking out - Delay - Non compliance with court orders - CPR Rule 3.4(2)(c) - Litigants in Person - Article 10, ECHR

[2010] EWHC 3144 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sharp J

XJA v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Injunction – Anonymity order – Privacy – Misuse of private information – Open justice – Articles 8, 10 ECHR

[2010] EWHC 3174 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sharp J

KGM v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Privacy - injunction - public interest - threat to publish

[2010] EWHC 3145 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Spiller v Joseph

Defamation - Fair comment - Extent to which defence requires that the comment should identify the matter to which it relates

[2010] UKSC 53 - The Supreme Court

Judge Lords Phillips, Rodger, Walker and Brown and Sir John Dyson

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

Daniels v BBC

Defamation - Meaning - Summary judgment - Malice - Civil restraint order

[2010] EWHC 3057 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sharp J

KJH v HGF

Privacy - Interim injunction - Anonymisation - Blackmail

[2010] EWHC 3064 (QB) - QBD

Judge Sharp J

Lykiardopulo v Lykiardopulo

Ancillary relief - Compulsory disclosure - Litigation misconduct - Publicity of judgment - Anonymisation

[2010] EWCA Civ 1315 (QB) - Court of Appeal

Judge Thorpe,Tomlinson and Stanley Burnton LJJ

JIH v News Group Newspapers (No 2)

Injunction - Anonymity order - Privacy - Misuse of private information - Open justice - Articles 8, 10 ECHR

[2010] EWHC 2979 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Donald v Ntuli

Privacy - Injunctions - Arts 8 and 10 ECHR - Anonymity of parties - Non-disclosure of fact of injunction

[2010] EWCA Civ 1276 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury MR, Kay LJ, Sedley LJ

Cairns v Modi

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

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

Judge Tugendhat J

Ernst & Young v Coomber

Defamation - Summary disposal - Damages - Civil Restraint Order

[2010] EWHC 2837 (QB) & 2838 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Ifedha v Archant Regional Ltd

Libel - Stay - Application to lift stay - Strike out - CPR r.3.4(2) - Reasonable grounds for bringing claim - Abuse of process - Summary judgment - Qualified privilege - s.15, Defamation Act 1996 - Report of council press release - Justification

[2010] EWHC 2819 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Ezeugo v Hendon Magistrates Court

Contempt - Criminal contempt - s.12 (1) Contempt of Court Act 1981 - Wilfully interrupting court proceedings - Appeal conviction and sentence

05/11/2010 - Wood Green Crown Court

Judge HHJ May QC

JIH v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Injunction - Anonymity order - Privacy - Misuse of private information - Open justice - Article 8 ECHR - Article 10 ECHR – Consent orders

[2010] EWHC 2818 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

McLaughlin v London Borough of Lambeth

Defamation – Human Rights Act 1998 – Arts 8 and 10 ECHR - Striking out – Rule in Derbyshire v Times Newspapers – collateral purpose – Jameel abuse of process

[2010] EWHC 2726 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Ronaldo v Telegraph Media Limited

Defamation - Libel - Abuse of process - Whether action should be struck out in accordance with Jameel v Dow Jones - Section 12 Defamation Act 1952 - Actions against different publishers - Whether settlement with one makes it an abuse to continue against the other

[2010] EWHC 2719 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sharp J

Gray v UVW

Privacy - Injunction - Anonymity - Undertakings - ECHR, Articles 8, 10

[2010] EWHC 2367 (QB) - QBD

Judge Tugendhat J

Saaristo v Finland

Freedom of Expression - Article 10, European Convention on Human Rights - Privacy - Conviction for violation of privacy - Publication of private information relating to extra-marital affair between political candidate and aide - Fine, damages and costs awarded - Whether necessary in a democratic society

Application no. 184/06 - European Court of Human Rights (Fourth Section)

Judge Bratza (President), Garlicki, Mijovi, Bjrgvinsson, Hirvel, Bianku, and Vuini

AMM v HXW

Privacy - Interim injuction - Blackmail  - Anonymity - European Convention on Human Rights, Articles 8, 10

[2010] EWHC 2457 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Driza v Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd

Libel - privacy - limitation period - publication - abuse of process

[2010] EWHC 2829 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Farrall v Kordowski

Libel - Interim injunction - Freedom of expression - s.12 Human Rights Act 1998 - Article 10, ECHR - 'Solicitors from Hell' website

[2010] EWHC 2436 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

BBC v HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Interim injunction – Confidential information - Human Rights Act 1998, s.12(3) – Likelihood of establishing at trial that publication should not be allowed – Public domain

[2010] EWHC 2424 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Morgan J

Sanoma Uitgevers BV v Netherlands

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Article 10, European Convention on Human Rights - Protection of journalistic sources - Investigation of crime - Photographs

Application no. 38224/03 - European Court of Human Rights (Grand Chamber)

Judge

Islam Expo Ltd v The Spectator (1828) Ltd & Pollard

Defamation - Libel - Reference - Context - Hyperlinks - Whether, in context, words capable of referring to claimant in pleaded defamatory meaning

[2010] EWHC 2011 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Peacock v MGN Ltd (Costs)

Defamation - Libel -  Costs - Conditional fee agreement - Staged success fee - Whether amount of success fee sought reasonable - Proportionality - Whether overall fees claimed reasonable

[2010] EWHC 90174 (Costs) - Senior Courts Costs Office

Judge Master Campbell, Costs Judge

Paton v Poole BC

Privacy - Article 8 ECHR - Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2002 - Surveillance - Local Education Authority - Application to School - Necessity - Proportionality

IPT/09/01/C - IPT/09/05/C - Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Judge The President Mummery LJ, the Vice President Burton J and Mr Peter Scott QC

Kaschke v Gray & Hilton (No 2)

Libel - Abuse of process - Strike out - Damages award out of proportion to time and costs

[2010] EWHC 1907 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Stadlen J

Flood v Times Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Libel - Reynolds privilege - Public interest - Responsible journalism - Continued internet publication following receipt of new information - Appellate jurisdiction

[2010] EWCA Civ 804; [2010] EMLR 26; [2010] HRLR 30; Times, July 27, 2010 - Court of Appeal

Judge Master of the Rolls, Moore-Bick LJ, Moses LJ

Mariapori v Finland

Defamation - Freedom of expression - Article 10, ECHR

Application no. 37751/07 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Bratza, Garlicki, Mijovi, Bjrgvinsson, ikuta, Poalelungi, Niemi, Early

Fiddes v Channel Four Television Corporation & Ors (No 2) (CA)

Libel - Mode of trial - Jury or judge alone - Prolonged examination of documents - Convenience of trial with jury - Discretion - s.69 Senior Courts Act 1981

[2010] EWCA Civ 730 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Neuberger MR, Maurice Kay VP and Sedley LJJ

Khader v Aziz & Ors (CA)

Defamation – Slander - Strike out - Summary judgment - Abuse of process – Qualified privilege – Reply to attack -Skeleton argument

[2010] EWCA Civ 716 - Court of Appeal

Judge May P, Carnwith and Moore-Bick LJJ

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AP (No 2)

Control orders - identification - threat of violence - private life - Article 3 - Article 8 - anonymity

[2010] UKSC 26 - Supreme Court

Judge Lords Phillips, Saville, Rodger, Walker, Brown, Clarke, Sir John Dyson

Thornton v Telegraph Media Group Ltd (No 2)

Defamation – Libel – Summary judgment - Determination of meaning – Whether words capable of bearing defamatory meaning –  Threshold of seriousness

[2010] EWHC 1414 (QB); [2010] EMLR 25 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

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

Hays Plc v Hartley

Defamation - Abuse of process - No real or substantial tort - Collateral purpose - Qualified privilege - Reynolds privilege

[2010] EWHC 1068 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Sanders v Percy & Ministry of Justice (No 2)

Defamation - Slander - Delay - Strike out - Unless order - Relief from sanction - CPR r.3.9

Unreported, 12 May 2010 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Master Leslie

Al Rawi v Security Service

Civil procedure - Civil evidence - 'Closed material procedure' - Disclosure - Public interest immunity - Special advocates - Civil Procedure Rules - National security

[2010] EWCA Civ 482 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Lord Neuberger Master of the Rolls, Maurice Kay LJ, Sullivan LJ

Dee v Telegraph Media Group Ltd (No 2)

Libel - Summary judgment - Defamatory meaning - Whether articles in newspaper to be read together - Justification - Fair comment - Whether real prospect of rebutting defences

[2010] EWHC 924 (QB); [2010] EMLR 20 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sharp 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

TUV v Persons Unknown

Ex parte injunctions - Privacy - "Persons unknown" - Service on media defendants

[2010] EWHC 853 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Fulham FC v West Ham United

Arbitration - FA Premier League - previous Award between different parties - admissibility - confidentiality -publication of determination

[2011] ISLR, SLR-1 - FAPL Arbitration Panel

Judge Philip Havers QC, David Phillips QC, Mark Warby QC

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

Miller v Associated Newspapers Limited

Defamation - Libel - Defamatory meaning - CPR 53 PD 4.1 - Whether words complained of are capable of bearing the meanings pleaded in the Particulars of Claim - Whether words complained of are capable of bearing any meaning defamatory of the Claimant

[2010] EWHC 700 - 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

Fiddes v Channel 4 Television Corporation & Ors (CA)

Defamation - Civil Evidence - Disclosure - Duty of Search - Electronic Documents - Deleted Emails - Restoration of Back up tapes - CPR Practice Direction 31

[2010] EWCA Civ 516 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Pill LJ, Smith LJ, Wilson LJ

Google France, Google Inc. v Louis Vuitton Malletier

Trade Marks - Infringement - Internet - Search engine - Google 'AdWord' service - Whether operation of service infringed trade marks - Article 14 of Directive 2000/31 - Whether service within hosting exemption

C-236/08 - Court of Justice of the European Union (Grand Chamber)

Judge Skouris, President, Tizzano, Cunha Rodrigues, Lenaerts and Levits, Presidents of Chambers, Timmermans, Rosas, Borg Barthet, Ilei (Rapporteur), Malenovsk, Lhmus, Caoimh and Kasel, Judges

Bridle v Williams

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

HQ09X02688 - High Court

Judge Master Fontaine

McKeown v British Horseracing Authority

Disciplinary proceedings - jurisdiction - evidence - expert evidence - bias - appeal - sports law

[2010] EWHC 508 (QB); [2010] ISLR, SLR-87 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Stadlen J

A v B (EAT)

Anonymity - Jurisdiction to anonymise - Employment Appeal Tribunal - Freedom of expression - Restricted reporting orders

UKEAT/0206/09/SM - Employment Appeal Tribunal

Judge Underhill J, Edwards, Mallender

Mireskandari v Associated Newspapers Ltd (No 2)

Media Law - Defamation - Libel - Disclosure - CPR 31.22 - Corrective witness statement to explain change of stance - CPR 18 - Appeal from decision of Master whether to Order the Claimant to produce the original of his United States Security Card

[2010] EWHC 527 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sharp J

Fedchenko v Russia (No 2)

Defamation - Human rights - Article 10, European Convention on Human Rights

Application no. 48195/06 - European Court of Human Rights (First Section)

Judge Rozakis P, Vajic, Kovler, Hajiyev, Speilmann, Jebens, Nicolaou

Kubaszewski v Poland

Defamation - Human Rights - Article 10, ECHR

Application no. 571/04 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Bratza P, Garlicki, Bonello, Mijovic, Hirvela, Bianku, Vucinic

Terry (previously ‘LNS’) v Persons Unknown

Interim injunctions - Privacy - Confidence - Articles 6, 8 and 10, ECHR - Human Rights Act, s 12(3) - CPD25PD

[2010] EWHC 119 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

R v Sheppard & Whittle

Public order offences - Racially inflammatory material - Racial hatred - Internet - Publication to a section of the public - Web server outside jurisdiction - Public Order Act 1986

[2010] EWCA Crim 65 - Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Judge Scott Baker LJ, Penry-Davey J, Cranston J

Re SC (Children) sub nom SC v HC

Contempt - Orders - Penal notices - Disclosure - Foreign lawyers

[2010] EWCA Civ 21 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Thorpe, Wall LJJ

In re Guardian News and Media Ltd

Human rights - private life - reputation - freedom of expression - persons designated as suspected terrorists - challenge to designation - anonymity orders - press challenge - application to lift orders - correct approach

[2010] UKSC 1; [2010] 2 AC 697 - UK Supreme Court

Judge Baroness Hale, Lords Phillips, Hope, Rodger, Walker, Brown and Kerr

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council v BBC

Injunctions - Private and confidential information - Threat to publish - CPR PD 25 - Human Rights Act 1998, s 12

[2010] EWHC 53 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mr Justice Tugendhat

Gillan & Quinton v UK

Terrorism Act 2000 - ss.44 and 45 - Stop and search powers - Whether disproportionate interference with Article 8 ECHR - Right to respect for privacy - Whether in accordance with the law

Application no. 4158/05 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Garlicki P, Bratza, Bonello, Mijovic, Hirvela, Bianku, Vucinic

Re Ward; sub nom Dr A & Others v Ward & Ward

Care Proceedings - Anonymity - Expert witnesses - Contra mundum injunctions - Publication of information relating to the proceedings - s.12 Administration of Justice Act 1960 - Article 8 - Privacy

[2010] EWHC 16 (Fam) - Family Division

Judge Munby J (now Munby LJ)