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Tory peer Michelle Mone settles libel claim ‘for more than £50k’

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The Conservative peer Michelle Mone has paid a settlement understood to be more than £50,000 to settle a libel claim from a former friend of Indian heritage who had previously accused her of sending him a racist messa...

Rebekah Vardy feels ‘let down by legal system’ after losing libel battle

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Rebekah Vardy has said she feels “let down by the legal system”, and has again denied leaking stories about Coleen Rooney to tabloids, following her loss of a libel battle at the high court. Vardy said she believed sh...

Craig Wright wins ‘only nominal damages’ of £1 in bitcoin libel case

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For years Craig Wright has claimed that he is the mythical figure who created bitcoin. But a legal bid by the Australian computer scientist to defend his assertion that he is Satoshi Nakamoto resulted in a pyrrhic vic...

Wagatha Christie: big-budget drama joins race to bring libel trial to screen

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A big-budget drama featuring major characters in the Wagatha Christie case is to join the slew of documentaries already in production, as the race to bring to the small screen the rancorous details of the high court b...

Rebekah Vardy can turn libel trial loss into a win, say PR experts

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The “Wagatha Christie” trial saw the profiles of Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney rocket, with both able to capitalise going forward – although in very different ways and for markedly different reasons, reputation expe...

‘Wagatha Christie’ trial: verdict due in Vardy v Rooney libel case

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It has taken almost three years of legal arguments, millions of pounds in lawyers’ fees, and an often excruciating public trial – but at noon on Friday the world will finally learn who has won the “Wagatha Christie” l...

Prince Harry’s libel claim against Mail on Sunday boosted by high court ruling

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An article in the Mail on Sunday which alleged Prince Harry was trying to keep his legal claim against the Home Office secret contained some words that were defamatory in meaning, a high court judge has ruled in the f...

Philippines’ Nobel laureate Maria Ressa loses appeal against cyber libel conviction

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The Filipino Nobel peace prize winner Maria Ressa has lost her appeal against a conviction for cyber libel, her news website, Rappler, has said, in the latest blow for the veteran journalist. Ressa and her former coll...

Arron Banks allowed to appeal over lost libel action against Carole Cadwalladr

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The multimillionaire Brexit backer Arron Banks has been granted permission to appeal against the judge’s decision in his unsuccessful libel action against the Observer and Guardian journalist Carole Cadwalladr. Banks,...

The Guardian view on Carole Cadwalladr’s libel case: a victory for journalism

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The victory of the freelance journalist and Guardian and Observer contributor Carole Cadwalladr over the businessman Arron Banks, in the libel case he brought against her, is a vindication of Ms Cadwalladr’s work and ...

Arron Banks loses libel action against reporter Carole Cadwalladr

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The multimillionaire Brexit backer Arron Banks has lost his libel action against the Observer and Guardian journalist Carole Cadwalladr, in a significant decision for public interest journalism. Banks, who funded the ...

Why did the Depp-Heard libel outcomes differ in the US and UK?

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Less than two years ago, Johnny Depp lost a UK libel case against the Sun after his ex-wife Amber Heard gave evidence to back claims in the newspaper that he was a wife-beater. The judge, Mr Justice Nicol, said the Su...

Take a bow: Kate Moss outfit sends subversive message at Depp libel trial

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This week’s most anticipated fashion moment was not Brooklyn Beckham’s wedding finally appearing in Vogue, nor the latest red carpet “lewk” at the Cannes film festival. No, fashion observers were waiting for something...

Rebekah Vardy subjected to ridicule on a massive scale, libel trial told

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Rebekah Vardy has demanded “substantial” damages from Coleen Rooney after enduring “public abuse and ridicule on a massive scale”, as the “Wagatha Christie” libel trial drew to a close at the high court after two week...

UK to clamp down on libel ‘lawfare’ by the rich in English courts

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Ministers have set out plans to cap the costs of libel lawsuits and force claimants to prove “actual malice” in an attempt to deter legal action often used by Russian oligarchs to intimidate journalists and block publ...

Prince Harry launches libel action against Mail on Sunday

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Prince Harry has launched a libel action days after the Mail on Sunday published claims about problems with his security arrangements. Court filings show Harry made a claim against Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) ...

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