New Zealand: Earthquake Commission v Unknown Defendants, Interim injunction against EQC blogger – Steven Price

14 04 2013

the_earthquake_commission_eqc_full_size_landscapeI feel as if I write this same thing about once every year. Someone rushes to court to get an injunction preventing the release of information. It’s based on breach of confidence. Here it’s the Earthquake Commission seeking to prevent the release of a database containing assessments about 83,000 Christchurch claims. Read the rest of this entry »





Defamation Bill: back in the Commons with a row about corporations

14 04 2013

house-of-commonsThe Defamation Bill is coming to the end of its long passage through parliament.  It received its “first reading” in the House of Commons on 12 May 2012 – presented by the then Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke.  On 16 April 2013 it will be back before the Commons on “ping pong” – the stage at which the Commons considers new amendments made by the House of Lords.  There were sixteen Lords Amendments. The Conservative MP and former Solicitor-General, Sir Edward Garnier, has been criticised for seeking to remove one of them – Amendment 2 “Non-Natural Persons”. Read the rest of this entry »