Media and Information Law Cases: Hilary Legal Term 2019 Preview

17 01 2019

The Hilary Legal Term began on Friday 11 January 2019 and ends on Friday, 28 March 2019. This post deals with media law cases listed for this term and cases in which decisions are awaited. Please let us know if there are any other media law cases which should be added to this post.

We are aware of 11 cases listed this term.  Only three are against UK media defendants:

Burgon v News Group Newspapers Ltd  23 January 2019,  listed for a 3 day hearing.  A defamation claim, the Claim form and Particulars of Claim are available on Lawtel [£]

Bloor v Beresford & anr  28 January 2019 listed for a 7 day hearing. A defamation claim, the Claim form and Particulars of Claim are available on Lawtel [£]

Arcadia Ltd v Telegraph Media Group, 4 February 2019, listed for a 7 day hearing.

Various Claimants v News Group News Papers, 4 February 2019, listed for a 15 day hearing

Theodotou v Kounis 6 February 2019 listed for a 1 day hearing. A defamation claim, the Claim form and Particulars of Claim are available on Lawtel [£]

Poroshenko v BBC, 7 February 2019 listed for a 1 day hearing. A defamation claim, the Claim form and Particulars of Claim are available on Lawtel [£]

Khahoon v Khan & anr 11 February 2019 listed for a 5 day hearing.

Greenstein v Campaign against Antisemitism 14 February 2019 listed for a 1 day hearing.  A defamation claim, the Claim form and Particulars of Claim are available on Lawtel [£]

McCormick v Spooner 4 March 2019,  listed for a 4 day hearing. A defamation claim, the Claim form and Particulars of Claim are available on Lawtel [£]

Otuo v Bible & Tract Society, 11 March 2019 listed for a 7 day hearing.

Bull v Desporte 25 March 2019 listed for a 5 day hearing. A defamation claim, the Claim form and Particulars of Claim are available on Lawtel [£]

Court of Appeal

We are aware of one media and information law appeal listed in the Court of Appeal this term:

 Various Claimants v MGN Limited, 12 or 13 February 2019, Appeal against a judgment of Mann J.

The appeal in the case of R (on the application of the NMA) v Press Recognition Panel listed for 17 January 2019 has been withdrawn.  There is a news report on the PRP website.

Supreme Court

There are two media and information case listed before the Supreme Court this term

Stocker v Stocker, 24 January 2019, 1 day (Lords Reed and Kerr, Lady Black, Lord Briggs and Lord Kitchin)

Cape Intermediate Ltd v Dring, 18 February 2019, 1.5 days (Lady Hall, Lord Kerr, Lord Briggs, Lady Arden and Lord Sales)

Court of Justice of European Union

The following cases are pending before the CJEU

GC and Others v CNILCase C-136/17 (Opinion of Advocate General, 10 January 2019).  Data protection, right to be forgotten (see our post here)

Google v CNIL Case 507/17 (Opinion of Advocate General, 10 January 2019). Data protection, right to be forgotten (see our post here)

 Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek v Facebook Ireland Limited, Case 18/18. Obligations under the E-Commerce Directive

Sergejs Buivids (Case C-673/17) (Opinion of Advocate General 27 September 2018) Data Protection, journalistic exemption

Associated Newspapers (C-687/18),  Data protection, journalistic exemption

Cases Awaiting Permission to Appeal

The following cases are awaiting a decision of a Court of Appeal Judge on permission to appeal on the papers

Burki v Seventy Thirty (referred to Lord/Lady Justice 11 October 2018)

Sarayiah v Williams (referred to Lord/Lady Justice 13 November 2018)

Lloyd v Google LLC (referred to Lord/Lady Justice 15 January 2019)

ABC v Google LLC (awaiting bundle corrections)

Ashraf v Dunya News (awaiting bundle corrections)

Judgments

The following reserved judgments after public hearings in media law cases are outstanding:

Kennedy v National Trust for Scotland, heard 25 and 26 July 2018 (Sharp and Asplin LJJ and Sir Rupert Jackson).

Butt v Secretary of State for the Home Department, heard 17 October 2018 (Underhill V-P, Sharp LJ and Sir Rupert Jackson).

Lachaux v Independent Print, heard 13 and 14 November 2018 (UKSC)

ZXC v Bloomberg, heard 27-28 and 30 November 2018 (Nicklin J)

R (on the application of Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal, heard 3 and 4 December 2018 (UKSC)

Ali v Channel 5, heard 4 December 2018 (Irwin, Newey and Baker LJJ).

 

 

 


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