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Defendants should not be gleeful at prospect of Supreme Court allowing appeal on defamation test in Lachaux case – Greg Callus

There is a sneaking suspicion among some media lawyers that our cases seem to get permission to appeal to the higher courts more regularly than one might expect. Maybe it’s the fast-changing nature of media and communications law in the digital era; maybe it’s the sparkle and pizzazz of celebrities and gossip which brightens the day of overworked appellate judges. Continue reading

Case Comment and Preview: PJS v NGN, The last rites of the privacy injunction? In the Supreme Court on Thursday – Sara Mansoori and Aidan Wills

uksccrest2_400x400Earlier this week the Court of Appeal allowed NGN’s application to set aside an interim injunction preventing the reporting of details of a well-known celebrity’s sex life (PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 393). On Thursday, the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to grant PJS permission to appeal and, if so, whether the appeal should be allowed. Continue reading

News: UK Supreme Court grants permission to appeal in part in Vidal-Hall v Google, misuse of private information is definitively a tort

google-headquarters-signThe UK Supreme Court has today granted Google partial permission to appeal in the Vidal-Hall case.  The permission covers the data protection issues but not the issue as to whether misuse of private information is a tort.  On this last issue the decision of the Court of Appeal ([2015] EWCA Civ 311) stands.   Misuse of private information is now clearly established as a tort and the claims can proceed against Google regardless of the result of the data protection appeal.   Continue reading

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