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Depp in breach of disclosure order in libel claim (Depp II v News Group Newspapers Ltd and another)

Depp in breach of disclosure order in libel claim (Depp II v News Group Newspapers Ltd and another)
Published on: 06 July 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Depp in breach of disclosure order in libel claim (Depp II v News Group Newspapers Ltd and another)
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
  • Case details

Article summary

TMT analysis: The High Court has found that actor Johnny Depp failed to fully comply with disclosure obligations which had been set out in an earlier ‘unless’ order. Mr Depp was held to have failed to disclose text messages relating to the procurement of drugs, despite their relevance to the parties’ pleaded cases. However, the court declined to strike out the case pending its hearing of Mr Depp’s application for relief from sanctions (and in a later judgment, Mr Depp’s application was granted). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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