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In this issue of zoom-in brief, Sacha Baron Cohen claims first win in Roy Moore libel claim; News Corp, owner of Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph, is to appeal Geoffrey Rush libel award; and California moves a step closer towards privacy legislation akin to the GDPR.
In this issue of zoom-in brief, a defamation claim against Paramount is thrown out by a US Court, a privacy and defamation case brought against comedian Louise Beamont by her estranged husband has settled; and Ofcom adjudicates on three new Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! privacy complaints.
In this issue of zoom-in brief, a US court dismisses a copyright claim against The Shape of Water director Guillermo Del Toro; Ofcom has found the BBC in breach over the accidental naming of a 14-year-old; and the High Court has ruled, for the first time, on whether, cumulatively, a number of allegations can overcome the ‘serious harm’ defamation threshold, when individual allegations do not.
In this issue of zoom-in brief, film star Johnny Depp sues The Sun over ‘wife-beater’ allegation; The Sun has paid substantial damages and made a public apology to the family of a deceased grandmother over the publication of stolen topless pictures of her; and Rebel Wilson’s A$4.5m defamation damages are cut to A$600,000 on appeal.
In this issue of zoom-in brief, President Trump is being sued for defamation by porn star Stormy Daniels; Jennifer Ellison, model Danielle Lloyd and footballers Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole have received damages and apologies from MGN Ltd over phone hacking.
In this issue of zoom-in brief, Oscar winning director Guillermo Del Toro and film distributors Fox Searchlight are sued over their film The Shape of Water; Rebel Wilson’s record defamation payout in Australia gets challenged by a host of Australian media companies; and Bill Cosby’s copyright lawsuit against the BBC in California is dismissed.
In this issue of zoom-in brief, Rapper Kendrick Lamar and R’n’B singer SZA are being sued in the US over their video for All the Stars, a song which features on the soundtrack to Marvel movie, Black Panther; the High Court finds Channel 5 in breach of privacy rights over their programme Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!; and stand-up comedian Louise Beaumont is sued by her estranged husband over references to their relationship.