Cases

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Pendragon Plc v Person(s) Unknown

Breach of Confidence – Blackmail – Injunction Against Person(s) Unknown – Application for continuation of interim injunction on return date – Default judgment – Derogations from Open Justice

[2022] EWHC 2985 (KB) - King’s Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Collins Rice J

Hinduja v Hinduja

Open justice – reporting restrictions – Article 8 – Article 10 – Court of Protection

[2022] EWCA Civ 1492 - Court of Appeal

Judge Peter Jackson LJ, Baker LJ, Warby LJ

Guardian News & Media v The Executor of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (deceased) & Her Majesty’s Attorney-General

Open Justice - Non-Contentious Probate Proceedings - Whether the media has a right to be heard in proceedings in which it is not a party - Whether the President of the Family Division should have held a private hearing not on notice to the media - the role of the Attorney-General

[2022] EWCA Civ 1081 - Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Judge The Master of the Rolls, The President of the Queen's Bench Division, Lady Justice King

Rebekah Vardy v Coleen Rooney

Libel – Defence under s.2 of the Defamation Act 2013

[2022] EWHC 2017 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Steyn J

George v Cannell (CA)

Malicious falsehood - proper interpretation of s.3, Defamation Act 1952 - whether s.3 requires a claimant to prove actual pecuniary damage or only its likelihood at the time of publication - whether damages for injury to feelings are recoverable if pecuniary damage sustained is only nominal

[2022] EWCA Civ 1067 - Court of Appeal

Judge Underhill (V-P of the Court of Appeal (Civil Division)), Warby & Snowden LJJ

Soriano v Le Point & Anor

Libel – summary judgment – strike out – serious harm

[2022] EWHC 1763 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mrs Justice Collins Rice

(1) Kumlin (2) EEW Eco Energy World plc v (1) Jonsson (2) Agerman (3) Östlund (4) Realtid Media AB

Libel - jurisdiction - centre of interests - Brussels Recast Regulation - serious harm - serious financial loss - rule against Reflective Loss - holding companies - trading reputation - rule in Marinari - causation - applicable law - double-actionability - eCommerce Directive

[2022] EWHC 1095 (QB) - High Court, Queen’s Bench Division, Media & Communications List

Judge Julian Knowles J

BW Legal Services Limited v Glassdoor Inc

Norwich Pharmacal relief - Allegedly defamatory posts - Whether a declaration should be made that the court had no jurisdiction to try the claim because no valid service had been effected - Whether a declaration should be made that the court should not exercise its jurisdiction because of an exclusive jurisdiction clause in the Defendant's Terms of Use and/or because it was contended that the Claimant obtained an Order improperly or unfairly

[2022] EWHC 979 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mr Justice Jay

Rebekah Vardy v Coleen Rooney

Libel – disclosure – journalistic sources – section 10 Contempt of Court Act 1981 – Article 10 ECHR – waiver – witness summonses

[2022] EWHC 1209 (QB) - High Court, Queen’s Bench Division, Media & Communications List

Judge Steyn J

The Ince Group plc v Person(s) Unknown

Interim Injunction application - Ransonware attack - Data breach - blackmail - breach of confidence - private hearing

[2022] EWHC 808 (QB) - King's Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Mr Justice Saini

Attorney General v BBC

Open justice – whether hearing in public or private pursuant to CPR 39.2 – national security

[2022] EWHC 380 (QB) - High Court (QBD)

Judge Chamberlain J

ZXC v Bloomberg LP

Misuse of Private Information – Breach of Confidence – Data Protection Act 1998 – Article 8 – Article 10 – criminal investigations – letter of request – journalism

[2022] UKSC 5 - Supreme Court

Judge Lord Reed, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lord Sales, Lord Hamblen, Lord Stephens

Vardy v Rooney

Joinder – Disclosure – Amendments – Further Information

[2022] EWHC 304 (QB) - High Court (Media & Communications List) (QBD)

Judge Steyn J

Stadler v Currys Group Ltd

Data protection – misuse of private information – breach of confidence – negligence – smart devices – Jameel – de minimis – allocation

[2022] EWHC 160 (QB) - High Court, Queen’s Bench Division

Judge HHJ Lewis (sitting as a Judge of the High Court)