Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Defamation Lawsuits in Britain

Roy Greenslade notes that defamation lawsuits in Britain have increased by a third compared to the same period last year.

The overall increase - from 59 to 78 - was driven by a rise in libel cases launched by businesses, which more than trebled from five to 16...."New media" cases more than doubled, from three to eight, while actions taken by celebrities, though accounting for 23% of all cases, were about the same as in the previous year (down from 19 to 18).

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