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September 2, 2010

Stig injunction refused

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Court declines to grant interim injunction restraining book publication


Mr Justice Morgan, sitting in the High Court, Chancery Division, has refused the BBC’s application for an interim injunction to restrain the publication of a book that may disclose the identity of a driver who performs the role of The Stig in the Top Gear television programme.

5RB’s Jonathan Barnes, instructed by the BBC Litigation Department, is junior counsel for the BBC.

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