Cases: Tort Law

Steel and Morris v UK [2005] EMLR 15 ECHR

Steel and Morris v UK [2005] EMLR 15 ECHR is a Tort Law case focusing on defamation.  Facts: McDonald’s sued the applicants in this case for a six-page long leaflet which stated: “What’s wrong with McDonald’s”. As a result, the trial judge found in favour of McDonald’s. However, the applicants brought a case forward to…

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Allen v Gulf Oil Refining Ltd [1981] AC 1001

Allen v Gulf Oil Refining Ltd [1981] AC 1001 is a Tort Law case concerning nuisance.  Facts: An Act of Parliament allowed D to build an oil refinery. However, the oil refinery caused noise, bad smells and vibrations to Allen’s property. Issue:  Whether the oil refinery caused a nuisance. Was Allen successful? Held: No. Since…

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Godfrey v Demon Internet Ltd [2001] QB 201

Godfrey v Demon Internet Ltd [2001] QB 201 is a Tort Law case concerning defamation.  Facts: Demon Internet Ltd was an Internet Service Provider (ISP), providing subscribers with access to bulletin boards. C put Demon Internet Ltd on notice of a defamatory statement posted on the board. Furthermore, C requested its removal. However, Demon Internet…

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Economou v de Freitas [2016] EWHC 1853

Economou v de Freitas [2016] EWHC 1853 is a Tort Law case concerning defamation.  Facts: In Economou v de Freitas, C complained that D had falsely accused him of raping his deceased daughter. She had killed herself due to severe depression. As a result, the defence of public interest as per Section 4 DA 2013…

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Waterson v Lloyd [2013] EWCA Civ 136

  Waterson v Lloyd [2013] EWCA Civ 136 is a Tort Law case concerning Defamation.  Facts: In Waterson v Lloyd [2013] EWCA Civ 136, the claimant brought a claim for libel. This was for a defamatory article which referred to him as an ‘Expenses Scandal’ MP.  However, the defendant pleaded the defence of honest comment….

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