Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Donovan v Gibbons: YouTube libel

Donovan v Gibbons: "As the claim was issued after 1 January 2014 it did not fall to be tried with a jury, therefore the issues could be decided by the Judge at an early stage, although, as the majority of the publications complained of took place in 2013 the issues were decided under the common law as it existed prior to the Defamation Act 2013.

 Shortly after the decision the case settled, with the Claimant securing damages, an apology and the payment of her legal costs.

This is another example of the way in which early rulings on meaning, and other issues traditionally the province of the jury, are likely to make libel claims quicker and cheaper." 'via Blog this'

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