||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 134 (Dec)
|| EWHC 3375 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division
Mr Justice Tugendhat
||Mark Warby QC and Adam Speker (instructed by Taylor Wessing) for the defendant.
||William Bennett (instructed by Russell Jones & Walker) for the claimant.
||15 December 2011
Libel and slander - Defamatory words - Words capable of defamatory meaning - Claimant being member of parliament - Defendant newspaper publishing article alleging claimant paid £20,000 to E under settlement - Claimant issuing proceedings for libel against defendant - Claimant refusing to release E from confidentiality agreement - Whether action should be struck out or stayed.
Libel and slander Defamatory words. The Queen's Bench Division held that, in the circumstances the application by the defendant newspaper that the claimant's libel action be struck out or stayed would be dismissed.
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