News: “News of the the World” fined and ordered to pay damages to Max Mosley in France

14 11 2011

On Tuesday 8 November 2011 a French criminal court fined News Group Newspapers €10,000 for infringing the “intimacy of the private life” of Max Mosley. In its judgment 17th Chamber of the Tribunal Correctionnel de Paris acquitted News Group of defamation. In addition to the fine, News Group was ordered to pay €7,000 damages and €15,000 costs to Mr Mosley.    The claim arose out of the “News of the World’s” notorious March 2008 front page article entitled “F1 Boss has sick Nazi orgy with 5 hookers”. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 14 November 2011

14 11 2011

Formal hearings in the Leveson Inquiry will begin today, Monday 14 November 2011, in the Royal Courts of Justice. The first session will hear opening submissions by Robert Jay QC, on behalf of the Inquiry, and Core Participant representatives. Proceedings will be recorded for broadcast and a live stream is also expected to be made available via the Leveson Inquiry website.  The Inquiry relaunched its website this week. An FAQ about proceedings can be found at this link. Read the rest of this entry »