JK Rowling condemns 'indefensible' Mail article claiming she wrote 'sob story' about single parent pastBy PA Media Lawyer 21 May 13:24
Harry Potter author J K Rowling has been "fully vindicated and her reputation restored" following a newspaper's apology over allegations that she wrote a "sob story" containing false claims about her time as a single mother, the High Court was told today.
JK Rowling wins right to use word 'dishonest' in legal dispute with Daily Mail over libel statement in open courtBy PA Mediapoint 15 May 13:19
The Daily Mail has lost its challenge against a High Court ruling that author JK Rowling should be allowed to read a unilateral statement in open court as part of the settlement of a libel claim.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 07 May 13:55
A UKIP general election candidate intended to express a statement of fact when they claimed three Labour MPs knew many of the details of child sexual exploitatio in Rotherham, a High Court judge as ruled.
By William Turvill and Press Association 29 April 9:57
A former detective has been ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds to the McCann family following a libel case in a Portuguese court.
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.