Ofcom. Press Complaints Commission >> Home Page >> Welcome. Legislation gov uk. Courts and Tribunals Judiciary. The Crown Prosecution Service. Attorney General's Office. Defamation Act 2013 - What is serious harm? Yesterday the High Court handed down its first judgment addressing the question of what amounts to "serious harm" in the context of the Defamation Act 2013 (the "Act").
The Court has confirmed that the "serious harm" hurdle that must now be overcome is high. Summary. Ethical Challenges for Digital Journalism- Richard Gingras. Case Law: Thompson v James – blogger loses libel claim against Council – Gervase de Wilde. There may be no typical cases in this area of the law, but Thompson v James epitomised the controversy which can surround libel litigation.
The protracted and bitter nature of the dispute, the Claimant’s focus on local government transparency, and the issue of access to Council proceedings all made the action a subject of concern to a range of vociferous interest groups in the print media and online. The case was even the subject of a Times editorial on the final day of the trial. Blogs, online publications and defamation. A local authority officer recently succeeded in a counter-claim for libel.
Wesley O'Brien and Jonathan Moore look at the lessons to be learned. The recent High Court decision in Thompson v James and Carmarthenshire CC  EWHC 515 (QB) considers an authority’s robust response to public criticism and accusations of corruption, and the circumstances in which a local authority employee can sue and succeed in a defamation claim. Background The dispute between Mrs Thompson and the council was triggered by the council’s rejection of various planning applications submitted by Mrs Thompson and her family between 2004 and 2006. Blogs, online publications and defamation. Au?rt=
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Jacqui Thompson, from Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire, was sued by Mark James over five posts she made on her blog. Mrs Thompson also faces a £230,000 legal bill after losing a bid to sue Mr James for libel. Ethical Challenges for Digital Journalism- Richard Gingras. UK's Biggest Crowd Funding Platform. GoFundMe: #1 for Crowdfunding & Fundraising Websites. Online investing, equity crowdfunding, business finance : Crowdcube.
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