The dramatic rise in issued claims for defamation, in particular litigation concerning online publications, might – on the face of the statistics – suggest that the eagerly-anticipated Defamation Act 2013 has already failed in its objective of pro
'Rival' viral news provider starts legal action against Buzzfeed over 'king of bulls*it news' reportBy Dominic Ponsford 19 August 17:55
News agency Central European News has began legal action against Buzzfeed over a 5,000-word story headlined: ‘The King of Bullshit News’.
By Christopher Hutchings 04 August 8:41
By Dominic Ponsford 23 July 11:06
The Sunday Times is facing a seven-day libel trial after being sued by former Conservative MP Tim Yeo over its undercover lobbying sting.
By Dominic Ponsford 10 July 11:28
Whistleblowers will be deterred from speaking out to the BBC after the corporation “abandoned” Jimmy Savile abuse source Karin Ward.
By Nigel Tait 09 July 10:47
So, what has contributed to London losing its crown? The so-called “chilling effect”, felt by editors when they feel the icy blast of an incipient libel action, has been warmed up by a number of developments.
By Cleland Thom 22 June 15:29
Online news providers could be liable for unlawful user comments on their message boards, following a surprising decision by the European Court of Human Rights last week.
Jewish Telegraph reveals Ed Miliband legal 'threat' over Richard Desmond's account of Hampstead Heath encounterBy William Turvill 19 June 10:11
The Jewish Telegraph was warned about possible legal action by a spokesman for Ed Miliband over claims made by Express Newspapers chairman Richard Desmond in an interview.
Freddie Starr libel trial: Karin Ward insists she told the truth to BBC and ITV about dressing room encounterBy PA Mediapoint 18 June 10:26
A woman has described to the High Court how she was "goosed" by comedian Freddie Starr in Jimmy Savile's dressing room when she was 15.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 June 16:02
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has begun the process of setting up a low cost arbitration scheme for settling libel and privacy claims.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette 15 June 14:58
Comedian Freddie Starr is suing a woman who says he groped her when she was in the audience at a Jimmy Savile show when she was a 15-year-old.
Libel is an unpredictable area. And that's certainly the case with the new Defamation Act 2013.
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.