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Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd

Libel - publication on matter of public interest - s.4, Defamation Act 2013 - damages

[2021] EWHC 1797 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Nicklin J

Lady Colin Campbell v MGN Ltd

Defamation - Meaning - Ambiguity - Extraneous Evidence - General Knowledge

[2021] EWHC 601 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Johnson J

Lloyd v Google LLC

Data protection – personal data – Claimant seeking compensation for “damage” suffered by reason of contravention of statutory data protection requirement – whether “same interest” condition satisfied for bringing representative action under CPR r19.6

[2019] EWCA Civ 1599 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Dame Victoria Sharp P, Sir Geoffrey Vos C, Davis LJ

Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd

Defamation – serious harm to reputation under s.1, Defamation Act 2013 – construction – accrual of cause of action – role of meaning of words – role of inference in determination of issue of serious harm – applicability of repetition rule and rule in Dingle v Associated Newspapers to determination of issue of serious harm

[2019] UKSC 27 - Supreme Court

Judge Lords Kerr, Wilson, Sumption, Hodge and Briggs

Lisle-Mainwaring v Associated Newspapers Ltd (CA)

Civil Procedure - Permission to Appeal - Application for Permission to High Court - Harassment -  Media Harassment - Specific Disclosure - Test for Specific Disclosure

[2018] EWCA Civ 1470 - Court of Appeal

Judge Coulson and Newey LJJ

LJY v Persons Unknown

Privacy - libel - harassment - injunction - blackmail

[2017] EWHC 3230 (QB) - High Court Queen's Bench Division

Judge Warby J

Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd (Serious harm)

On appeal from the decision of Warby J [2016] QB 402; [2015] EWHC 2242 (QB): what was the proper approach to determining whether a statement satisfied the 'serious harm' test in section 1(1) of the Defamation Act 2013? Libel - Serious Harm - Rule in Dingle - Presumption of Harm - Limitation - Defamation Act 2013

[2017] EWCA Civ 1334 - Court of Appeal

Judge McFarlane, Davis, Sharp LJJ

Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd (Privilege)

On appeal from a decision of Sir Michael Tugendhat [2015] EWHC 3677 (QB): whether the judge erred in granting the Claimant an injunction in respect of material said to be both confidential and covered by Legal Professional Privilege.

[2017] EWCA Civ 1327 - Court of Appeal

Judge McFarlane, Davis, Sharp LJJ

Lisle-Mainwaring v Associated Newspapers Limited

Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - Media Publications - Journalist contact with subject of story - Strike Out - Summary Judgment - Jameel

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

Judge HHJ Moloney QC sitting as a High Court Judge

Lisle-Mainwaring v Associated Newspapers Ltd & Anor

Defamation – offer of amends – s3(5) defamation act 1996 – Burstein mitigation – s12 Defamation Act 1952 – special damages - removal of republication

[2017] EWHC 543 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge HHJ Parkes QC

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

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)

L.H. v Latvia

Article 8- respect for private life- collection of personal medical data

Application No.52019/07 - European Court of Human Rights (Fourth Section)

Judge Päivi Hirvelä P, Ziemele, Nicolaou, Bianku, De Gaetano, Mahoney & Vehabović JJ

Lillo-Stenberg v Norway

Privacy - Photographs - wedding - Article 8 - Article 10 - European Court of Human Rights

Application No.13258/09, [2014] ECHR 59 - European Court of Human Rights (First Section)

Judge Isabelle Berro- Lefèvre P, Steiner, Hajiyev, Sicilianos, Møse, Turković & Dedov JJ

Levi v Bates

Harassment - Protection from Harassment Act - privacy - personal injury - level of damages

1LS50081 - Leeds County Court

Judge HHJ Gosnell

Lait v Evening Standard Ltd (CA)

Libel - MPs' expenses - Honest comment - Summary judgment - Justification - Jameel abuse - Summary judgment for D on honest comment - Residual claims dismissed as an abuse - Appeal - Single meaning rule - Alleged breach of rule by Judge - Single meaning rule applies to comment - Judge did not err - Jameel jurisdiction part of law's balancing of rights

[2011] EWCA Civ 859; [2011] 1 WLR 2973; [2012] EMLR 4 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Neuberger MR, Laws & Longmore LJJ

Lewis v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis

Defamation - Libel - Mode of trial - Senior Courts Act s.69 - Meaning - Amendment - Qualified privilege - Malice - Abuse

[2011] EWHC 781 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat 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

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

Lait v Evening Standard Ltd

Libel - Meaning - Aggravated damages

[2010] EWHC 642 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Lucasfilm Ltd & Ors v Ainsworth & Anor

Copyright - Infringement - Sculpture - Allocation of jurisdiction - Foreign copyright protection - Conflict of laws

[2009] EWCA Civ 1328 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Rix, Jacob and Patten LJJ

Lonzim Plc & others v Sprague

Defamation - Slander - Libel - Publication - Extent of publication - Internet publication - Abuse of process - Striking out - Summary judgment - Foreign publisher - Aggravated damages - Striking out - No real damage - Vindication - Injunction - Proportionality

[2009] EWHC 2838 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Levi v Bates

Defamation - Libel - Meaning - Qualified privilege - Justification - Fair Comment - Damages

[2009] EWHC 1495 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sir Charles Gray (Sitting as a Judge of the High Court)

Liberty & Ors v UK

Privacy - Article 8, European Court of Human Rights - Interception of communications - Interception of Communications Act 1985

Application No 58243/00 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Garlicki P, Bratza, Mijovic, Bjorgvinsson, Sikuta, Hirvela

Lepojic v Serbia

Human rights - Freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR - Necessary in a democratic society - Protection of the reputation of others - Defamation - Criminal defamation - Statements on matter of public interest - Political discussion

Application no. 13909/05 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Tulkens (President), Baka, Barreto, Ugrekhelidze, Zagrebelsky & Mularoni (Judges)

Lindon & Others v France

Human Rights - Freedom of expression - Art 10, ECHR - Privacy - Art 8, ECHR - Fair trial - Art 6, ECHR - Defamation - Libel - Proportionality of damages and penalties - Value judgments and facts - Republication in the media

Applications nos. 21279/02 and 36448/02 - European Court of Human Rights

Judge Rozakis (President), Wildhaber, Costa, Bratza, Zupanèiè, Lorenzen, Tulkens, Loucaides, Casadevall, Ugrekhelidze, Steiner, Garlicki, Hajiyev, Jaeger and Jebens

L’Oreal S.A. v Bellure N.V. and others

Infringement of Trade Marks for "Smell-Alike" replica perfumes - "Unfair Advantage" - References to European Court - Use of comparison tables - Art 5(1)(a), 5(2) and 6(1)(b) Directive 89/104 on Trade Marks 1988 - Passing off - Unfair competition

[2007] EWCA Civ 968 - Court of Appeal

Judge Keene & Jacob LJJ & Blackburne J

L v L and H (a firm)

Confidence – Legal professional privilege – Disclosure – Documents obtained by 'self-help’ - Delivery up – Unlawful conduct – s.55, Data Protection Act 1998 – s.1, Computer Misuse Act 1990 – Jurisdiction

[2007] EWHC 140 (QB); [2007] 2 FLR 171 - Queen’s Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Livingstone v Adjudication Panel for England

Administrative law - Human rights - Article 10 ECHR - Freedom of expression - Offensive abuse - Codes of conduct

[2006] EWHC 2533 (Admin); (2006) HRLR 45; (2006) BLGR 799 - Administrative Court

Judge Collins J

L’Oreal S.A. v Bellure N.V. and others

Trade Mark Infringement - s.10(3) Trade Marks Act 1994 - No likelihood of confusion - 'Link' - Whether unfair advantage or detriment to the repute of the mark - Whether 'free-riding' enough - Similarity between mark and sign not similarity between products.

[2006] EWHC 2355 (Ch); [2007] RPC 14; (2006) 29(10) IPD 29074 - Chancery Division

Judge Lewison J

Loughton Contracts Plc v Dun & Bradstreet Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Offer of amends - Summary judgment - Further information - Whether Claimant had accepted offer of amends - Whether Claimant entitled to further information as to the identity of publishees

[2006] EWHC 1224 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Lowe v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Defamation - Libel - Fair Comment - Meaning - Requirements as to facts relied upon as supporting comment - Knowledge of relevant facts at the time of publication

[2006] EWHC 320 (QB); [2007] 2 WLR 595; [2006] 3 All ER 357; [2006] EMLR 476; The Times, 29 March 2006 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

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

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

Luke & Another v Wansbroughs (a firm) & Another

Professional Negligence - Barristers - Solicitors - Settlement - Breach of Duty - Standard of Care

[2003] EWHC 3151 (QB); [2005] PNLR 2 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Davis J

Lord Ashcroft v Attorney General & Others

Data Protection - Subject Access Request - s.7 Data Protection Act 1998 - Manual Files - Exemptions - Privacy - Breach of Confidence

05/06/2003 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Loutchansky v Times Newspapers Ltd and others (No. 7)

Defamation - Libel - Qualified privilege - Reconsideration of original decision on qualified privilege following the Court of Appeal's decision ([2002] QB 783)

[2002] EWHC 2490 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Lillie & Reed v Newcastle City Council & Others (No.2)

Defamation - Libel - Justification - Qualified privilege - Malice - Public authorities - Damages - Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985.

[2002] EWHC 1600 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Lovell v Pembrokeshire County Cricket Club

Sports law - Amateur sport – Rules as a contract – Incorporation of terms - Breach of natural justice – Exhaustion of domestic procedures - Declaratory relief

[2003] ISLR, SLR-39 - Haverfordwest County Court

Judge Neuberger J

Ludlow Music Ltd v Williams & Others (No.2)

Intellectual property - Copyright - Song lyrics - Infringement -Remedies - Damages - Additional damages - Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, s.97(2) - Injunction

[2002] EWHC 638 (Ch); [2002] FSR 868 - Chancery Division

Judge Pumfrey J

Loutchansky v Times Newspapers Ltd and others (Nos. 2-5)

Defamation - Libel - Qualified Privilege - limitation - test to be applied in determining whether Reynolds qualified privilege available - website publication.

[2001] EWCA Civ 1805; [2002] QB 783; [2002] 2 WLR 640; [2002] 1 All ER 652; [2002] EMLR 241 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Simon Brown & Tuckey LLJ

London Regional Transport v Mayor of London

Breach of confidence - Contract - Injunction - public interest- Human Rights

[2001] EWCA Civ 1491; [2003] EMLR 88 - Court of Appeal

Judge Aldous, Robert Walker & Sedley LJJ

Ludlow Music Inc v Williams & Others

Intellectual property - Copyright - Song lyrics - Infringement - Substantial part - Summary judgment - Remedies

[2001] EMLR 155; [2001] FSR 271 - Chancery Division

Judge N Strauss QC

Laws v Australian Broadcasting Tribunal

Broadcasting - Radio programme standards - Apprehended bias - Disqualification of Tribunal members

(1990) 170 CLR 70 - High Court of Australia

Judge Mason CJ, Brennan, Deane, Gaudron & McHugh JJ