Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Carina Trimingham, the partner of Chris Hulme, the former Secretary of State for Energy, has lost a lawsuit against the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday in which she alleged that articles the papers printed invaded her privacy and harassed her. The judge hearing the case ruled that she invited public interest since she worked on Mr. Hulme's campaign, and thus was not a purely private figure. Mr. Justice Tugendhat also denied her any right to appeal and ordered her to pay the papers' costs of litigation, which might reach a million pounds. Here is a link to the decision. Here is reaction from the New Statesman.