Cases

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Niall Horan v Express Newspapers

libel - meaning - capability - CPR Part 53 PD 4.1(1)

[2015] EWHC 3550 - High Court Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mr Justice Dingemans

Mir Shakil-Ur-Rahman v ARY Network Limited & Fayaz Ghafoor

Defamation – Trial of preliminary issues – Meaning – Fact or opinion - Chase levels - TV broadcasts – Foreign language (Urdu)

[2015] EWHC 2917 (QB) - High Court, Queen’s Bench Division

Judge Haddon-Cave J

Weston v Bates & Leeds United Football Club

Libel – delay – abuse of process – appeal – striking out – civil procedure

[2015] EWHC 3070 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Sir Michael Tugendhat

Brand & Goldsmith v Berki

Summary judgment granted in harassment claim

[2015] EWHC 3373 - High Court Queen's Bench

Judge Jay J

JPH v XYZ (No 2)

Privacy - injunction -  revenge porn -  anonymity - Article 8 ECHR - Article 10 ECHR - unless order - debarring order

[2015] EWHC - High Court (Queen's Bench Divison)

Judge Blake J

Pinard-Byrne v Linton

Privy Council Appeal from Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Commonwealth of Dominica) - Defamation - Libel - Reynolds qualified privilege/ public interest defence - Whether the Court of Appeal was wrong to have overturned the first instance judge's rejection of the defence

[2015] UKPC 41 - Privy Council

Judge Lords Clarke, Wilson, Sumption, Carnwath, Toulson

JPH v XYZ (No 1)

Privacy - without notice injunction - "revenge porn" - disclosure order - service by email

[2015] EWHC 2871 - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Popplewell J

Appleton v Gallagher

Prohibitions on reporting the financial remedy proceedings between Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton were continued by the High Court until the Family Court judgment, at which time the issue could be revisited.

[2015] EWHC 2689 (Fam) - Family Division of the High Court

Judge Mr Justice Mostyn

Brett Wilson LLP v Persons Unknown

Libel - s. 1(2) Defamation Act 2013 - serious financial loss - damages - injunction - summary disposal

[2015] EWHC 2628 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Warby J

Cheshire West and Chester Council v Pickthall

Interim Injunction - Protection from Harassment Act 1997- Article 10 - whether to grant an interim injunction to prevent the defendant harassing the claimants and others by publication of allegations and abusive remarks - whether the claimants are likely to succeed at trial in defeating the defendant's defence of preventing or detecting crime

[2015] EWHC 2141 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division, Manchester District Registry

Judge Mr Justice Edis

Sloutsker v Romanova

Defamation - Assessment of damages for publications online - whether to grant an injunction against a defendant overseas- whether to proceed in the defendant's absence- whether the court needed to rule on meaning where default judgment had been entered

[2015] EWHC 2053 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Warby J

National Farmers’ Union v Tiernan

Contempt of Court - Animal Rights Protesters - Anti-Harassment Injunction -Breach of Injunction - Committal Proceedings - Infringement of Article 6 (right to a fair trial) - availability of legal aid - privilege against self incrimination

[2015] EWCA - Court of Appeal

Judge Patten, Fulford & Sharp LJJ

Rhodes (previously “MLA”) v OPO

Elements of the tort of Wilkinson v Downton - interim injunction - article 10 - freedom of expression - whether Wilkinson v Downton should operate to prohibit a writer from telling a true autobiographical account of his upbringing which risks causing psychological harm to his son

[2015] UKSC 32 - Supreme Court

Judge Lord Neuberger PSC, Lady Hale DPSC, Lord Clarke, Lord Wilson, Lord Toulson

Associated Newspapers v Murray

Libel

[2015] EWCA Civ 488 - Court of Appeal

Judge LORD JUSTICE LONGMORE, LORD JUSTICE RYDER and LADY JUSTICE SHARP

Rada-Ortiz v Espinosa-Vadillo

Harassment - websites - injunction - justification

[2015] EWHC 2175 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Cranston J

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

Vidal-Hall v Google Inc (CA)

Misuse of Private Information – Data Protection Act 1998 – Breach of Confidence – service out of the jurisdiction – EU Charter of Fundamental Rights – distress

[2015] EWCA Civ 311 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Dyson MR, McFarlane & Sharp LJJ

R (Evans) v HM Attorney General (Supreme Court)

Prince Charles letters - Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Environmental Information Regulations 2004 – Constitutional Law – Executive Veto – EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

[2015] UKSC 21 - UK Supreme Court

Judge Lord Neuberger PSC, Lady Hale DPSC, Lords Mance, Kerr, Wilson, Reed and Hughes JJSC

YXB v TNO

Footballer refused injunction over alleged blackmail plot

[2015] EWHC 826 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Mr Justice Warby

Rufus v Elliott (preliminary issue)

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Trial - Preliminary Issue

[2015] EWHC 807 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Warby 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

Levi v Bates (CA)

Protection from Harassment Act 1997 – targeting – speech torts – intention

[2015] EWCA Civ 206 - Court of Appeal

Judge Longmore, Ryder, and Briggs LJJ

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)

Kololo v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis

Data protection - subject access request - abuse of process - discretion - collateral proceedings

[2015] EWHC 600 (QB) - High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Dingemans J

Sloutsker v Romanova

Defamation - libel - foreign claimant - foreign defendant - service out of the jurisdiction - whether material non disclosure -  whether real and substantial tort within jurisdiction of England and Wales - whether England is the proper forum - likelihood of serious harm - service of English proceedings in Russian Federation -  whether valid service effected under Hague Convention - CPR 6.40(3)

[2015] EWHC 545 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Warby J

Rufus v Elliott (CA)

Defamation – Libel – Meaning – Capability

[2015] EWCA Civ 121; [2015] EMLR 17 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge McCombe and Sharp LJJ, Mitting J

Traveller Movement v Ofcom & Channel 4

Traveller Movement – gypsies – television – Channel 4 – Ofcom – codes of practice – Judicial Review – procedural fairness

[2015] EWHC 406 (Admin) - High Court (Administrative Court)

Judge Ouseley J

CG v Facebook Ireland Ltd

Privacy - harassment - online publication - Facebook - publicising sex offender's identity and whereabouts - injunction - take-down

[2015] NIQB 11 - High Court of Northern Ireland, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Stephens J

JX MX v Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust

Open justice – anonymity orders – children – infant settlements – personal injury - CPR r21.10 - Article 8 – Article 14 - reporting the courts

[2015] EWCA Civ 96 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Lord Justice Moore-Bick, Lady Justice Black, Lord Justice Lewison

Kerner v (1) WX and (2) YZ

Harassment – Injunction – Section 12 HRA – Freedom of expression – Practice Guidance

[2015] EWHC 128 (QB) - High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Judge Warby J

Ames & anor v The Spamhaus Project Ltd & anor

Libel - serious harm - Jameel abuse - US publication - foreign claimants - real and substantial tort

[2015] EWHC 127 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Mr Justice Warby

Wilson v Ferguson

Equity - Breach of confidence - Online publication – “revenge pornography”

Remedies - Injunction - Equitable compensation - Compensation for embarrassment, anxiety and distress

Costs - Indemnity costs

[2015] WASC 15 - Supreme Court of Western Australia

Judge Mitchell J

Mosley v Google Inc

Data protection - injunction - blocking of images - strike-out -realistic prospect of success - E-Commerce Directive - Data Protection Directive - general monitoring obligation

[2015] EWHC 59 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mitting J

Al Hamadani v Al Khafaf and others

Protection from Harassment Act 1997 – Course of conduct – Joint enterprise - Injunctions - Relief from sanctions – witness statements

[2015] EWHC 38 (QB) - High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Judge Warby J