False Privacy: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie action settles

22 07 2010

In February we reported on a claim being brought by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie against the “News of the World”.  The claim concerned a false front page story that they were splitting up and dividing their substantial joint wealth.  Read the rest of this entry »





Matrix Media Law Update 22 July 2010

22 07 2010

This is a weekly Media Law Update prepared by the Legal Information Team at Matrix Chambers, which they have kindly agreed to make available to readers of Inforrm.

Latest Cases

A v Chief constable of Dorset Police & Anor [2010] EWHC 1748, 16 Jul 2010. The interested party sought the court’s directions to prevent the defendant from serving the claimant with sensitive confidential documents in the course of an application for judicial review. The claimant sought declaratory relief and damages after he had been removed from a fast food outlet and detained by the police.  Held: The court saw no substance in the defendant’s suggestion that the Carnduff v Rock ([2001] 1 WLR 1786) principle should apply and that the claimant should be prevented from pursuing a judicial review application; the defendant must serve its summary grounds subject to the deletion set out in the first schedule to the first judgment. Further, the claimant and his parents ought to know why he was being protected, what he was being protected from and why that protection took the particular form it did. Read the rest of this entry »