Phone Hacking Trial: Charlie Brooks: Rebekah lived in “paranoia” of police dawn raid – Martin Hickman

28 03 2014

Rebekah and Charlie BrooksDay 79: Rebekah Brooks lived in “paranoia” that she was about to be dawn raided by police and that a picture of her in handcuffs would end up in the papers, her husband Charlie told the phone hacking trial today. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law, France: Julie Gayet v Closer, Privacy damages awarded against French tabloid – Alexia Bedat

28 03 2014

gayetThe tribunal de Nanterre ordered yesterday that Closer pay the French actress Julie Gayet €15,000 in damages for breach of privacy. The full judgment is available here in French. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: McEvoy v. Michael, defamation, political speech, meaning and comment – Anthony Hudson

28 03 2014

Neil-McAvoy-6083209The recent decision in the case of McEvoy v Michael ([2014] EWHC 701 (QB)) provides a helpful practical example and reminder of the breadth and value of the defence of fair comment (now honest opinion pursuant to s.3 of the Defamation Act 2013) in protecting political speech.

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