Defamation and libel

By Dominic Ponsford 19 April 10:47
Buzzfeed has said that a story headlined "The King of Bullsh*t News" was not intended to be defamatory of news agency boss Michael Leidig.
By Charlotte Tobitt 11 April 15:15

Multiple libel cases against British freelance journalist Andrew Drummond under Thailand’s Computer Crime Act have been stopped after one of the principal plaintiffs was convicted for extortion.

By PA Medialawyer and Press Gazette 14 March 14:46
A woman who painted her Kensington townhouse in red and white stripes has settled her libel action over newspaper allegations that she mistreated her late husband's son and his family over inheritance claims.
By PA Media Lawyer 08 March 15:46
Snooker player Jimmy White is to pocket substantial libel damages over a newspaper story which said his aide was in a betting probe.
By PA Media Lawyer 04 March 8:56
The huge damages being awarded in defamation cases by Irish courts will sooner or later lead to a newspaper's closure, a specialist lawyer has warned.
By PA Media Lawyer 01 February 16:06
Sobrinho had launched his action over an article published in the 7 June 2014, edition of the weekly newspaper Expresso, and online.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 January 8:47
The 9,000-word article alleged Michael Leidig’s Vienna-based agency Central European News is "one of the Western media’s primary sources of tantalising and attention-grabbing stories". And it said that these stories are "often inaccurate or downright false".
By William Turvill 18 January 10:34
Katie Hopkins is being sued for up to £50,000 over a tweet accusing a Guardian columnist of vandalising a war memorial.
By Dominic Ponsford 04 January 10:20
Two police officers who gave evidence in the Sunday Times libel trial defence of a claim brought by gangster David Hunt have received apologies from the Met Police after themselves being subject to criminal investigations.
By Hardeep Singh 29 December 13:09
"Recent judgments concerning the 'serious harm' test show that trivial claims are being discouraged," the campaign said in a statement.
By William Turvill and Press Association 07 December 12:36
One Direction's Niall Horan is suing the Daily Star over a story reporting on a "new drug storm".
By PA Media Lawyer 03 December 9:48
One-time Conservative Minister and MP Tim Yeo is being investigated by police following his defeat in his defamation claim against the Sunday Times.
By Dominic Ponsford 25 November 15:04
Mr Justice Warby today demolished the libel case brought by former MP Tim Yeo and sided pretty much 100 per cent behind The Sunday Times.
By Dominic Ponsford and PA Mediapoint 25 November 11:10
The reports were prompted by an undercover investigation in which Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert, the newspaper's Insight Team, met Yeo for lunch at Nobu restaurant posing as representatives of a Far East solar energy company.
By William Turvill 16 November 16:34
Research found that in the year to 30 June there were 63 reported cases, down from 86 the year before. This represents the lowest number since 2008/09.
By Carolyn Pepper 04 November 11:43
Yesterday may be an important date for press regulation. Or it may be of no significance whatsoever.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 October 14:16
The Government appears to have removed the main stick in its post-Leveson legal settlement which was designed to force publishers to sign up to an official press regulator.
By William Turvill and Press Association 13 October 9:19
The Sunday Times "trashed" the reputation of former Conservative MP Tim Yeo in the last stages of his career, the High Court has been told.
By William Turvill 28 September 9:01

Prime Minister David Cameron has said he is "too busy running the country" to sue over allegations made in Lord Ashcroft's biography of him.

By William Turvill 21 September 14:14
The claim, part of Ashcroft's biography of the Prime Minister, features on the front page of the Daily Mail today.