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Hearing Report, Gulati v MGN, the second day of the Mirror Phone Hacking damages appeal

Royal Courts of JusticeThe hearing of the second day of the Mirror Phone Hacking damages appeal took place in the Royal Courts of Justice yesterday before Arden, Rafferty and Kitchin LJJ.  In the morning submissions were made by Mr David Sherborne on behalf of the respondents with a short reply in the afternoon by Lord Pannick QC for MGN.  The Court also heard a separate application for permission to appeal in the Yentob case. Continue reading

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

A breach of the right to privacy justifies an award of damages for the act of misusing private information ‘per se’, says English High Court in phone-hacking decision – Alison Knight

men-97290__180English privacy law is a slow-evolving story. Most of its principles have developed from case law since the Millennium, yet awards of damages by the courts in compensation for harm suffered as a consequence of privacy infringements (such as for distress and loss of dignity suffered by claimants) have typically been low. Continue reading

News: MGN seeks permission to appeal against hacking damages awards in Gulati case – Louise Turner

Mirror GroupMGN yesterday sought permission to appeal against the very large awards of damages made by Mr Justice Mann in the eight test claims in the hacking litigation arising out of voicemail interception at Mirror Group Newspapers (Gulati v MGN Ltd [2015] EWHC 1482(Ch)). Permission was refused by the Judge. MGN will now seek permission from the Court of Appeal. Continue reading

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