Case Law: XJA v News Group: another case on anonymity

8 12 2010

On 3 December Mrs Justice Sharp handed down judgment in the case of XJA v News Group [2010] EWHC 3174 (QB)).  This was  a privacy action, where an interim holding injunction was extended by consent until trial or further order.   The claimant had made an application on short notice against the defendant, News Group Newspapers  for an interim injunction, restraining the publication of certain alleged private information, which the defendant had informed the claimant earlier that day, it intended to publish. The application was opposed and Mr Justice Calvert-Smith J, granted the relief asked for (including that the claimant be anonymised) and provided for a very short return day for a full hearing between the parties, 2 days later. Read the rest of this entry »