United States: Media and Law Round Up – January 2020

24 01 2020

In the Indiana Commercial Court a jury had awarded a doctor $4.75m following her claims that she was wrongly accused of having alcohol on her breath while on duty. Dr Rebecca Denman was awarded the sum following a defamation lawsuit against St. Vincent Carmel Hospital and St. Vincent Carmel Medical Group Inc. The Indiana Business Journal reports as does the Indiana Lawyer. Read the rest of this entry »





Mail on Sunday’s Meghan Markle Defence: A Study in Poverty, Part 2 – Paul Wragg

23 01 2020

The public interest defence advanced by Associated Newspapers Limited (“ANL”) comes in three different flavours, none more satisfying than the previous ones. Read the rest of this entry »





Mail on Sunday’s Meghan Markle Defence: A Study in Poverty, Part 1 – Paul Wragg

22 01 2020

Having read through the Defence which was recently filed by Associated Newspapers Ltd (“ANL”) in the case brought by Meghan Markle I was surprised to see it describe aspects of the Duchess of Sussex’s claim as ‘confused and incoherent’ (para 17) and other parts as ‘irrelevant’. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 20 January 2020

20 01 2020

The media hysteria surrounding the Royal Family continues to dominate the news agenda.  Former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger suggests that”There’s a reason why the royals are demonised. But you won’t read all about it“. Read the rest of this entry »





Inforrm Reaches Five Million Page Views

19 01 2020

The total number of Inforrm page views has today reached 5 million – almost 10 years after our launch.  During that period we have had 4,940 posts from a large number of authors from all over the world covering a huge range of media and legal topics. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 13 January 2020 [Updated2]

13 01 2020

The Hilary Term legal term begins on Monday 13 January 2020 and ends on 8 April 2020 and a new legal decade begins.  The Inforrm winter break comes to an end today. Read the rest of this entry »





Interim privacy injunctions: a change in the rules to improve the recording of data – Paul Magrath

10 01 2020

In 2017 a new list was created in the Queen’s Bench Division, to be known as the Media and Communications List, and Mr Justice Warby, a media law specialist, was put in charge of it. Read the rest of this entry »





How the media helped Boris Johnson win the election – Natalie Fenton

4 01 2020

The mediation of messages plays a key part in the outcome of most elections and the United Kingdom’s 12 December 2019 general election was no exception. Incumbent Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s Conservative Party took the single strapline “Get Brexit Done” and repeated it endlessly. Read the rest of this entry »





“I’m a celebrity (of sorts), but don’t share my private information with the public!”, Part 2 – Jeremy Clarke-Williams and Nilly Tabatabai

17 12 2019

The tension between the tabloids and those in the public eye reached a crescendo in October with the legal actions brought by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The Duchess issued a claim against the publishers of The Mail on Sunday for misuse of private information, infringement of copyright and breach of the Data Protection Act 2018 in relation to the publication (in February 2019) of what she said was an edited version of a handwritten private letter she had sent to her estranged father. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 16 December 2019

16 12 2019

The Michaelmas Term ends on 20 December 2019.  The winter legal vacation will last until 13 January 2020 when the Hilary term begins.  This is the last round up of this term. Read the rest of this entry »