Lib Dem manifesto: If press hasn't signed up for 'genuinely independent self-regulation' in a year, 'Parliament will need to act'By William Turvill 15 April 13:14
The Liberal Democrat election manifesto calls for action from Parliament if the press continues to refuse to sign up to a regulator which complies with the Leveson report.
By Dominic Ponsford 07 April 15:34
The Mail on Sunday, Sun and Grazia have all apologised to supermodel Kate Moss after mistakenly reporting that she was picked up from a party in an ambulance.
Salisbury Journal apologises to former football club chairman after reporting player's bankruptcy claimBy PA Media Lawyer 02 April 9:25
A former chairman of Salisbury City Football Club accepted a public apology from the publisher of the Salisbury Journal over a story which reported a player's comments that he had been "bankrupt a few times". (Picture: Reuters)
By PA Media Lawyer 01 April 17:14
A businessman has accepted a public apology and a donation to the charity Save the Children over an allegation in the Daily Mirror that he had "courted controversy" by dealing with the regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
By PA Media Lawyer 24 March 8:43
Helal Uddin Abbas sued Mohamed Yousuf Shah, editor of the London Bangla newspaper, over material which appeared in the issue dated 15-21 October 2010.
Cruddas 'unacceptable' and 'wrong' to sell access to David Cameron - So why must Sunday Times still pay him £50k?By Dominic Ponsford 17 March 13:56
The Sunday Times filmed Tory co-Treasurer Peter Cruddas admitting that a foreign company could gain access to David Cameron and influence Government policy if it paid the party £250,000 a year.
By Dominic Ponsford 17 March 11:51
A £180,000 libel damages award to former Conservative Party co-treasurer Peter Cruddas has been reduced to £50,000 by the Court of Appeal.
By PA Mediapoint 04 March 11:53
The police officer at the centre of the notorious Downing Street "Plebgate" incident has accepted £80,000 damages in settlement of his libel action against former chief whip Andrew Mitchell.
Former Tory council candidate takes on Google in European Court over comments on 'Thanet slags' blog postBy William Turvill 24 February 9:05
A former Conservative local council candidate has taken the United Kingdom to the European Court of Human Rights after he was blocked from suing Google over defamatory claims made on a blog.
Moroccan prince sues Arabic news website in London over claims he tried to 'sabotage image' of King Mohammed VIBy William Turvill 12 February 9:32
His Highness Prince Moulay Hicham Ben Addallah Al Alaoui of Morocco – known as Moulay Hicham (pictured, Reuters) – is claiming damages from Elaph over an October 2014 story.
By Nigel Tait and Isabella Piasecka 11 February 8:57
The non-denial denial has long been famous as a cringingly bad attempt to avoid blame (or telling the truth), where over-qualification either weakens the denial, or kills it completely. “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky,” or “We have no plans [before the election] to introduce tuition fees.”
By PA Media Lawyer 06 February 9:15
Sir Gerry Loughran sued the newspaper's publisher over its coverage of a Public Account Committee report that criticised a company set up to provide a cutting-edge building for new biotech firms.
Guardian pays damages to former NoW news editor James Weatherup over Nick Davies book extract claimsBy William Turvill 04 February 10:06
Former News of the World news editor James Weatherup has won damages from The Guardian over an extract of Nick Davies's book, Hack Attack.
By William Turvill 23 January 9:35
Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne is suing Express Newspapers again after winning damages from publisher less than a year ago.
JK Rowling lawyer accuses Daily Mail of 'nit picking' in dispute over wording of statement in open courtBy PA Media Lawyer 22 January 9:47
Associated Newspapers does not dispute that Rowling is entitled to such a move - where the claimant alone makes a statement - but objects to a number of terms in the proposed draft.
By William Turvill 13 January 9:37
Andrew Coole and Gemma Coole, the owners and directors of A Coole Electrical, sued the broadcaster in London’s High Court for £100,000.
By Hardeep Singh 05 January 15:47
Picture: Pandit Dr Raj Sharma (circled), courtesy of NCHT UK http://www.nchtuk.org/
Victims of 'media abuse' may turn to the Data Protection Act now that it is harder to bring libel actionsBy Cleland Thom 05 January 10:03
The new Defamation Act makes it harder for individuals to sue media organisations. But editors shouldn’t be complacent.
Times failure to remove police corruption story from site for two years costs it £60k damages plus costs, Appeal Court rulesBy Press Gazette 18 December 10:52
The Court of Appeal has rejected a bid by The Times to overturn an award of £60,000 in damages given to a police officer it said was investigated over corruption.
Businessman's bid to secretly gag and sue Athens-based Greek language newspaper in London's High Court rejectedBy PA Medialawyer and Press Gazette 08 December 8:45
Sabby Mionis settled a previous libel claim against Demokratia with a confidential deal under which the newspaper promised not to publishing referring to him or his immediate family.