Case Law: GYH v Persons Unknown, Transgender Escort wins right to harassment damages – Media Lawyer

9 02 2018

In the case of GYH v Persons Unknown ([2018] EWHC 121 (QB)) a transgender woman who works as an escort has won the right to a damages payout – if she can trace her anonymous online abuser. The claimant, identified only as GYH, was granted an injunction in December to protect her privacy after being subjected to a “campaign of harassment”. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: Pannu v Carter, Taxi driver’s slander case fails over special damages issue – Media Lawyer

30 12 2017

In the case of Pannu v Carter ([2017] EWHC 3270 (QB)) a taxi-driver failed in a bid to sue a partner in a competitor firm for slander because he was unable to demonstrate that he had suffered special damage – a measurable financial loss – as a result of the alleged publication. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: Mionis v Democratic Press SA, Businessman wins injunction to back libel case settlement – Media Lawyer

15 08 2017

In the case of Mionis v Democratic Press SA  ([2017] EWCA Civ 1194) a businessman and financier who settled a libel claim against a Greek language newspaper with a confidential deal under which the publication promised, among other things, not to publish anything which referred to him or his immediate family has won an injunction intended to enforce the agreement. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Privacy injunction claim against Channel 4 dismissed – Media Lawyer

22 06 2017

On 15 June 2017, a man who featured in a short sequence in a Channel 4 documentary about a grassroots movement to stop bailiffs evicting people from their homes failed in a bid to get a last-minute court order to block transmission of the programme. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Brevan Howard blocks publication of confidential information by Reuters – Media Lawyer

31 03 2017

Information which was sent to international news agency Reuters was protected by a requirement of confidentiality because it was almost certainly taken from documents sent to potential professional investors by a major hedge fund management company, a High Court judge has held. Read the rest of this entry »

Media and public to get “viewing terminals” for live-streamed Court proceedings – Judith Townend

8 03 2017

Journalists and members of the public will access “virtual” court proceedings via “viewing terminals” in court buildings if the Government’s new legislative proposals go ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Melania Trump issues English libel proceedings against the Daily Mail

11 10 2016

melania-trumpMelania Trump, the wife of the controversial US Presidential candidate has issued libel proceedings in London against the Daily Mail over an article it published on 20 August 2016. Read the rest of this entry »