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Huda v Wells & Ors [2017] EWHC 2553 (QB)
16th October 2017 - Service out of the jurisdiction in Jersey; defamation and malicious falsehood; absolute privilege; indemnity costs.

Bukovsky v Crown Prosecution Service
13th October 2017 - Defamation - CPS upholds libel meaning decision on appeal. Aidan Eardley, instructed by the Government Legal Department, was junior counsel for the Respondent

Tamiz v UK
12th October 2017 -n an important endorsement of the UK's approach to online intermediary liability and the wider balance to be struck between the rights of claimants and publishers where claims for repetitional damage are brought, the European Court of Human Rights has today dismissed a challenge brought by Payam Tamiz against the United Kingdom government. Mr Tamiz maintained that a decision of the Court of Appeal to dismiss his defamation claim against Google Inc. in 2013 constituted a breach of his rights under Articles 8 and 13 of the ECHR. However, the European Court rejected this argument, holding that the national courts had achieved a fair balance between Mr Tamiz's right to respect for his private life under Article 8 and the important rights of freedom of expression which were enjoyed by both Google Inc. and its end users. David Glen acted on behalf of the United Kingdom Government in the proceedings. Catrin Evans QC acted for Google Inc. who intervened as an interested party (instructed by Pinsent Masons) and also acted for Google Inc. in the domestic proceedings (instructed by RPC LLP).

Wilson v Bauer Media Pty Ltd [2017] VSC 521
13th September 2017 - Supreme Court of Victoria (Dixon J)

Lachaux v AOL (UK) Limited and Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 1334, McFarlane, Davis, Sharp LJJ
12th September 2017 - Court of Appeal dismisses the appeals of the defendants on the facts and law in its first judgment on the serious harm test in s.1(1) of the Defamation Act 2013. Andrew Caldecott QC, Manuel Barca QC and Hannah Ready (instructed by Lewis Silkin LLP) acted for AOL (UK) Ltd.

Barbulescu v Romania
5th September 2017 - Article 8 ECHR

Satakunnan Markkinapörssi Oy and Satamedia Oy v Finland
27th June 2017 - Article 10 ECHR, Article 8 ECHR, Data Protection

Brown v Bower, Faber and Faber Ltd [2017] EWHC 1388 (QB), Warby J
20th June 2017 - Court directs preliminary trial of meaning and defamatory tendency but declines to direct a preliminary trial of serious harm or abuse of process. Catrin Evans QC (instructed by Wiggin LLP) acted for the defendants Tom Bower and Faber & Faber Ltd.

Supreme Court refuses to overturn CFA regime in art 10 cases
11th April 2017 -The Supreme Court has dismissed appeals from three news publishers which were seeking to overturn their respective liabilities to pay success fees and ATE premiums. Lord Neuberger gave a judgment with which the rest of the court agreed.Richard Rampton QC and Kate Wilson, instructed by Bates, Wells & Braithwaite LLP, represented Times Newspapers Ltd.

Dawson-Damer & Ors v Taylor Wessing LLP
16th February 2017 - Court of Appeal (Arden LJ, David Richards LJ, Irwin LJ) - Data Protection

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