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Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Misuse of private information-breach of copyright-summary judgment and/or strike out of defence

[2021] EWHC 273 (Ch) - High Court, Chancery Division, Business and Property Courts, Intellectual Property List

Judge Warby J

Depp v News Group Newspapers

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

[2020] EWHC 2911 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Divisions (Media & Communications)

Judge Nicol J

Dimitri Rozanov v EFG Private Bank Limited

Open Justice – Access to Court Documents – Disclosure of documents to a non-party

2208031/2017 - Employment Tribunal

Judge Employment Judge Lewis

DSM SFG Group Holdings Limited v Kelly

Breach of Confidence - Harassment - Discharge of Undertakings to the Court - The extent, if at all, that it is permissible for a litigant to rely on confidential information, obtained by covert recording of another's premises, to support a legal claim before that litigant has established the right to use that information

[2019] EWCA Civ 2256 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Justice Davis; Lord Justice Simon

Douglas v News Group Newspapers

Privacy – Confidence – Data Protection – Copyright – Deceased Party

Unreported - High Court (QBD)

Judge Senior Master Fontaine

Donovan v Gibbons

Ruling on meaning and comment

[2014] EWHC 3406 - High Court Queen's Bench Division

Judge HHJ Judge Parkes QC (sitting as a Judge of the High Court)

Delfi AS v Estonia

Defamation - human rights - user-generated content - online publishers - user comments - freedom of expression - right to reputation

Application No.64569/09 - European Court of Human Rights (First Section)

Judge Isabelle Berro-Lefèvre P, Steiner, Hajiyev, Trajkovska, Laffranque, Turković & Dedov JJ

Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Co v Al Refai

Defamation - Conspiracy - Joint Tortfeasorship - Summary judgment - Defamatory website - Liability for publication where defendant did not know precise words to be published

[2013] EWHC 1630 (Comm) - Commercial Court

Judge Andrew Smith J

Dell’Olio v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Libel - ruling on meaning - whether pleaded meaning possible - approach to question whether words can bear any other defamatory meaning - relevance of Pre-Action Protocol and letter of claim - pleaded meaning impossible - C identified no other meaning of which she might complain - action dismissed

[2011] EWHC 3272 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Dominic Raab MP v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Libel - application for stay  - strike out - abuse of process - overriding objective - Art 10 ECHR - ability to defend a claim - Dominic Raab MP - Associated Newspapers Ltd - employment dispute - settlement agreement - confidentiality clause

[2011] EWHC 3375 (QB) - QBD

Judge Tugendhat J

Davison v Habeeb & Ors

Defamation – Service out of jurisdiction - Internet blogs – Liability of blog hosting provider for publication at common law – Immunity under Reg. 19 Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002

[2011] EWHC 3031 (QB) - QBD

Judge HHJ Richard Parkes QC

Daniels v BBC

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

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

Judge Sharp 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

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

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

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

DW v The Scottish Ministers

Legal aid - Defamation - Scottish law - Availability of legal aid for claim - Civil Legal Aid for Defamation or Verbal Injury Proceedings (Scotland) Directions 2007 and 2008

[2009] CSOH 151 - Outer House, Court of Session

Judge Lord Wheatley

Department of Health v (1) Information Commissioner (2) Pro Life Alliance

Freedom of information - Data protection - s. 40 Freedom of Information Act 2000 (personal information exemption) - s.44 Freedom of Information Act 2000 (disclosure prohibited by an enactment) -  Abortion statistics - Anonymisation - Abortion Regulations 1991 - Pro Life Alliance

EA/2008/0074 - Information Tribunal

Judge Fiona Henderson, Jacqueline Blake, Pieter de Waal

Desmond v Bower (CA)

Defamation - Libel -Justification - Similar fact evidence - Admissibility to prove specific charge

[2009] EWCA Civ 667 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Rix and Wilson 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

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.8) (HL)

Breach of confidence - Nature of confidential matter - Enforceability of obligation of confidence post-publication - Causing loss by unlawful means - Test of intention as an ingredient - Unlawful means

[2007] UKHL 21; [2008] 1 AC 1; [2007] 2 WLR 920; [2007] 4 AllER 545; [2007] EMLR 325; (2007) BusLR 1600; (2007) IRLR 608; (2007) 30(6) IPD 30037; (2007) 19 EG 165(CS); The Times, 4 May 2007 - House of Lords

Judge Lord Hoffmann, Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Baroness Hale of Richmond and Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood

Davies v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc

Defamation - Qualified privilege - Malice - Evidence of malice - Strike out - Fresh evidence - Adjournment - Appropriateness of striking out

[2007] EWCA Civ 594 - Court of Appeal

Judge Auld, Sedley,and Leveson LJJ

De Landtsheer Emmanuel v Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne

Comparative advertising – Identifying a competitor or the goods or services offered by a competitor – Goods or services satisfying the same needs or with the same purpose – Reference to designations of origin

Case C-381/05 - European Court of Justice

Judge Jann, President, Cunha Rodrigues (Rapporteur), Schiemann, Ilešiè and Levits, Judges

DPP v Collins (HL)

Criminal law – Telecommunications – Grossly offensive message – s.127(1) Communications Act 2003

[2006] UKHL 40; [2006] 1 WLR 2223; [2006] 4 All ER 602; (2007) 1 CrAppR 5; (2007) CrimLR 98; The Times 21 July 2006 - House of Lords

Judge Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Baroness Hale of Richmond, Lord Carswell, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood

Dammann v Switzerland

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Article 10 ECHR - Confidential information - Data about criminal convictions - Procured by journalist - Disclosed to police officer - Not published - Official secrets legislation - Source and journalist convicted - Whether convictions necessary and proportionate - Breach of Article 10

Application no. 77551/01 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Sir Nicholas Bratza (President), Casadevall, Wildhaber, Pellonpaa, Maruste, Borrego Borrego, Sikuta (Judges) O'Boyle (Section Registrar)

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

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

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

Durant v Financial Services Authority

Data Protection - Manual Filing System - Subject Access Requests - Definition of "Data" - Data Protection Act 1998, ss.1 & 7 - EC Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC

[2003] EWCA Civ 1746; [2004] FSR 28; The Times, 2 Jan 2004 - Court of Appeal

Judge Auld, Mummery & Buxton LJJ

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.6)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - Data Protection Act 1998 - intellectual property - Quantum of damages - Distress - Wasted costs - Loss of revenue - Notional licence fee

[2003] EWHC 2629 (Ch); [2004] EMLR 13 - Chancery Division

Judge Lindsay J

Downtex v Flatley

Defamation - Civil procedure - Summary disposal - Summary judgment - s8 Defamation Act 1996- Qualified Privilege - injunction

[2003] EWCA Civ 1282 - Court of Appeal

Judge Potter & Chadwick LJJ and Cresswell J

D v L

Privacy - Confidence - Injunction - Consent - European Convention on Human Rights - Article 10 - Freedom of Expression - Article 8 - Respect for private life - public domain

[2003] EWCA Civ 1169; [2004] EMLR 1 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Waller & Carnwarth LJJ

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.5)

Human Rights - intellectual property - Breach of confidence - Privacy - ECHR, Art 8 - Freedom of expression - ECHR, Art 10 - Data Protection Act 1998 - use of surrepitiously taken photographs

[2003] EWHC 786 (Ch); [2003] 3 All ER 996; [2003] EMLR 641 - Chancery Division

Judge Lindsay J

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.4)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - ECHR, Art 8 - intellectual property - Civil procedure - Witness statements - Hearsay evidence - Cross-examination - CPR 33.4 - CPR 32.5

[2003] EWCA Civ 332; [2003] EMLR 633 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Woolf CJ, Kennedy & Scott Baker LJJ

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.2)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - ECHR, Art 10 - ECHR, Art 8 - Service out of jurisdiction - Data Protection Act 1998 - Interference with rights and business - Unlawful means conspiracy - photographs

[2003] EWCA Civ 139; [2003] EMLR 585 - Court of Appeal

Judge Phillips MR, Rix & Scott Baker LJJ

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.3)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - Human Rights - ECHR, Art 8 - Striking out - Re-amendments - Fair trial

[2003] EWHC 55 (Ch); [2003] EMLR 601 - Chancery Division

Judge Sir Andrew Morritt VC

Dorgan v Home Office (joined with Anderton v Clwyd CC)

Civil Procedure - Service of Process - Power to Extend Time for Service of Claim Form

[2002] EWCA Civ 933; [2002] 1 WLR 3174; [2002] 3 All ER 813 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Mummery & Hale LJJ

Donnelly & Others v Young & Another

Defamation - Libel - Qualified Privilege - Election Communications - s.10 Defamation Act 1952 - Malice - Striking Out - CPR 3.4(2)

05/11/2001 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Douglas v Hello! Ltd

Breach of confidence - Injunction - Privacy - Human Rights Act 1998, s.12(3) - ECHR, Art 10 - ECHR, Art 8

[2001] QB 967; [2001] 2 WLR 992; [2001] 2 All ER 289; [2001] EMLR 199; [2001] FSR 732 - Court of Appeal

Judge Brooke, Sedley & Keene LJ

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