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Day: 18 October 2015

Case Preview: Gulati v MGN, Mirror Phone Hacking Damages Appeal – Hugh Tomlinson QC

_83144843_hackingcompThe appeal in the Mirror Phone Hacking damages case is due to be heard by Arden, Rafferty and Kitchin LJJ in the Court of Appeal on Tuesday and Wednesday, 20 and 21 October 2015.  This is the most important privacy damages hearing since the tort of “misuse of private information” was devised by the House of Lords in another MGN case in 2004.  In this preview I will consider the issues which arise on the appeal and the difficulties faced by the appellant. Continue reading

France: Julie Gayet wins further privacy damages, but would she succeed in the UK? – Nathan Capone

GayetActress Julie Gayet has won damages against two French magazines for breach of privacy after the magazines published photos taken with a long-lens of her and partner Francois Hollande at a private Versailles retreat. The tribunal de Nanterre ordered both magazines to pay the sum of €1,500 each to Ms Gayet. This case follows Gayet’s successful privacy claim against Closer magazine last year in respect of an article detailing her relationship with President Hollande. Continue reading

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