Defamation and libel

By 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.
By William Turvill 05 December 8:32
The newspaper today publishes a YouGov poll showing that 68 per cent of the public believe Brand is a hypocrite, and 64 per cent think he’s not funny.
By William Turvill 03 December 12:06
The newspaper reports today that despite campaigning against "sky-high rents and tax dodgers" the comedian "is paying a tax-avoiding landlord £76,200 a year for a luxury home".
By Dominic Ponsford 02 December 11:36
The Daily Express has apologised to Carr senior for a piece by Vanessa Feltz headlined: "Jimmy Carr's dad has a lot to answer for".
By Axegrinder 28 November 8:37
The Sun's editorial today spoke of "pride" after Andrew Mitchell lost his Plebgate libel case against the newspaper yesterday. But not all staff appear to be toeing the same line.
By Press Gazette 27 November 15:29
Former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell has lost his High Court libel action against The Sun over the "Plebgate" incident.
By PA Media Lawyer 27 November 9:54
The story headlined "MMR families sue their legal aid lawyers" reported on 26 June that Hodge Jones and Allen LLP was being sued by Matthew McCafferty, the High Court was told.
By Cleland Thom 26 November 12:52
The first libel case under the new Defamation Act has put one important issue beyond doubt: libel juries are likely to be a thing of the past.
By PA Mediapoint 25 November 10:08
A police officer who accompanied former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell on two foreign trips has told the High Court that the MP was "unpleasant until he got what he wanted".
By Dominic Ponsford 21 November 8:18
The Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by Daily Mail publisher Associated Newspapers to appeal in a case in which it was ordered to pay £65,000 in libel damages to a management consultant it alleged had won a contract with the Metropolitan Police through cronyism.
By PA Mediapoint 20 November 17:24
Gillian Weatherley, who was dismissed for gross misconduct in April after a disciplinary panel found her to be a "thoroughly dishonest and incredible witness", was on duty on the Downing Street gates in September 2012 when Mitchell tried to cycle through.
By PA Mediapoint 19 November 14:54
The police officer at the centre of "Plebgate" has denied at the High Court that the words he attributed to former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell were an "invention". Mitchell's QC, James Price, challenged Pc Toby Rowland that he gave his version of their September 2012 encounter in Downing Street to justify giving the Cabinet minister a warning under the Public Order Act.
By PA Mediapoint 18 November 13:15
Journalists Matthew d'Ancona and Isabel Oakshott are among a number of high-profile individuals to provide character witness statements for Andrew Mitchell in the Plebgate libel trial today.
By PA Mediapoint 17 November 12:17
James Price QC was opening Mitchell's libel action against News Group Newspapers (NGN) over a September 2012 story in The Sun which the MP says meant that he was guilty of launching a grossly offensive and arrogant attack at Downing Street police officers two days earlier, branding them "fucking plebs" and "morons".
By Press Gazette 17 November 8:50
Plebgate reaches the High Court today when a libel judge will investigate the Downing Street encounter between former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell and Pc Toby Rowland.
By Hardeep Singh and William Turvill 13 November 14:43
A building industry expert has won a £70,000 libel payout over a “cyber bullying” campaign orchestrated against him on Twitter and blogs.
By William Turvill 07 November 8:25
Lawyers for Ellis, who has played characters in EastEnders, Miranda and Life on Mars, told a court yesterday the defamatory allegations made against him were “deeply upsetting”.
By William Turvill 04 November 9:13
The newspaper quickly realised its mistake, changing its first edition headline from "1D HARRY X-RATED SEX PIC SHAME" to "1D HARRY FURY AT FAKED SEX PIC" for its second edition.
By William Turvill 03 November 10:59
Andrew Drummond wrote a blog for Press Gazette this year claiming to be the "most sued journalist in living history", with 20 cases brought against him in a year.
By William Turvill 31 October 16:30
Former chief whip Andrew Mitchell said it should have been “obvious” to The Sun that police officers who leaked the Plebgate story “had a serious axe to grind in wanting to smear a Government Minister”.