Defamation and libel

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.
By William Turvill 10 September 8:31
Ghanema Emwazi made claims against the newspaper groups in London’s High Court in the summer. Defences have not yet been filed.
By Dominic Ponsford 08 September 10:14
Mail Online is suing website Gawker for defamation in the US over a story headlined: “My Year Ripping Off the Web with the Daily Mail Online".
By 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

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

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.