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

22 10 2015

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law, Australia: Benyon v Manthey, Damages award in “naked sushi eating” libel case – Brigit Morris

20 10 2015

Travers BenyonOn 8 October 2015, the District Court of Queensland awarded damages of AUD$25, 000 to the now infamous millionaire playboy, the ‘Candyman’, in Benyon v Manthey [2015] QDC 252. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Preview: Gulati v MGN, Mirror Phone Hacking Damages Appeal – Hugh Tomlinson QC

18 10 2015

_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. Read the rest of this entry »

News: MGN damages appeal to be heard on 20 and 21 October 2015

1 10 2015

mirror_1839320bThe Court of Appeal has listed the appeal in the privacy damages case of Gulati v MGN on 20 and 21 October 2015.  No indication has yet been given as to the constitution of the court. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law, Australia: Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd v Melinda Pedavoli: Fairfax loses damages appeal over false report of unnamed teacher preying on students – Yvonne Kux

6 09 2015

gazetteIn the case of Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd v Pedavoli  ([2015] NSWCA 237) the NSW Court of Appeal has unanimously dismissed an appeal by Fairfax Media over the $350,000 damages awarded to a female schoolteacher it falsely accused of sexually preying on male students. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law, Australia: Vakras v Cripps, Artists’ appeal upheld, record verdict set aside and re-trial ordered – Justin Castelan

9 08 2015

Victoria Supreme CourtIn 2014, a gallery owner, Raymond Cripps was awarded a record $420,000 defamation verdict in the Victorian Supreme Court. The verdict was made by His Honour Justice Kyrou against two surrealist artists, Demetrios Vakras and Lee-Anne Raymond. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: Sloutsker v Romanova: £110,000 damages awarded for internet libel by High Court in London – Michael Frost

23 07 2015

SloutskerOn 16 July, Mr Justice Warby awarded Vladimir Sloutsker, a former Russian senator and President of the Israel Jewish Congress, £110,000 in damages at the conclusion of his long-running libel action against Russian journalist Olga Romanova ([2015] EWHC 2053 (QB)).  A permanent injunction against Ms Romanova was also awarded. Read the rest of this entry »


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