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  ([2016] 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 »





Ireland: Orders against social networks to identify anonymous posters of defamatory content (Muwema v Facebook part 3) – Eoin O’Dell

13 07 2017

Fred Muwema is a prominent lawyer in Uganda, who claimed that various Facebook pages in the name of Tom Voltaire Okwalinga, or TVO, defamed him. In Muwema v Facebook Ireland Ltd [(No 1)] [2016] IEHC 519 (23 August 2016), Binchy J declined to grant injunctions requiring Facebook either to remove the posts from the account or to prevent the material in them from being re-posted, and I considered these holdings in one of my earlier posts on the case.  Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Woodward v Grice, Fan ordered to pay football club’s solicitor £18,000 for online libel – Emma Brown

7 07 2017

In Woodward v Grice [2017] EWHC 1292 (QB) the High Court considered the appropriate level of damages to award against a fan of the club for libellous statements made on an online forum. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Statements in open court in defamation and privacy claims – Max Campbell

5 07 2017

In Sir Cliff Richard OBE v the BBC and Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police ([2017] EWHC 1648 (Ch)), Mr Justice Mann reviewed the law on statements in open court, and the grounds upon which the court might refuse to permit them. Read the rest of this entry »





Media and Communications List: Consultation Report

4 07 2017

On 28 June 2017  Mr Jusice Warby issue a report on the Media  and Communications List Consultation.  This dealt with the  responses to the Consultation carried out in May 2017. Read the rest of this entry »





Australia: High Court grants permission to appeal in Google libel case

1 07 2017

Interesting times ahead for the law and the internet as High Court of Australia grants special leave to the Melbourne man who successfully sued Google and Yahoo! … Issues of publication and defamatory meaning to be determined.

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News: Statement in Open Court, Businessmen win libel damages and apology from former employer

29 06 2017

Richard Meechan and Jamie MacSween have succeeded in their libel action against FuelDefend Global Ltd and its chairman, Russell Fowler. At the High Court on 28 June 2017 they received a public apology from the defendants. Read the rest of this entry »