- In brief: More evidence needed to rule on disclosure of 'journalistic source' (Hourani v Thomson)
- Original news
- What should IP & IT lawyers take note of?
- What was this case about?
- What did the court decide?
IP & IT analysis: This judgment relates to an application by the claimant for disclosure of the identity of a client of the fifth defendant (an alleged ‘journalistic source’), in the context of a claim for damages and injunctive relief for libel and harassment in respect of a campaign against the claimant by the defendants which involved demonstrations outside the claimant’s home and in Hyde Park, and the publication of various allegations about the claimant on the internet. The judge held that the application should be heard by the trial judge, who would have the advantage of seeing and hearing evidence from the fifth defendant.
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