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Luciana Gimenez Morad

Model and Brazilian TV presenter Luciana Gimenez Morad (mother of Mick Jagger's son, Lucas) has received an apology, costs and damages from the Daily Mail, in respect of false allegations made about her in an article published by the paper in July 2012.

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Sarah Hermitage

Carter-Ruck has successfully defended a claim for defamation brought against Sarah Hermitage by the Tanzanian businessman Reginald Mengi.

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The Leveson Report: what can we expect?

Richard Hodge comments in the Lawyer Magazine on the forthcoming publication of the Leveson Report.

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Carter-Ruck Partner Guy Martin interviewed on BBC news about liability for twitter

On 15 November Guy Martin was interviewed by BBC 6 O'Clock news on the subject of liability in libel for twitter users.

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Carter-Ruck successfully defends client against Privacy injunction

Acting for the Defendant in anonymised proceedings, Carter-Ruck successfully defended an application for an injunction to restrain the alleged threatened disclosure of private information and conduct alleged to amount to harassment.

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Apology to Rashid Ghannouchi

The Independent has apologised to Rashid Ghannouchi, leader of the largest Tunisian political party An Nahda, following its repetition of false claims concerning the receipt of unlawful campaign donations from Qatar.

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Bryan Adams wins privacy complaint

Bryan Adams and his partner have succeeded in their privacy complaint against the Daily Mail concerning the publication of photographs taken of their baby daughter.

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Mr Amir Khan

The boxer Amir Khan has received an apology, costs and a donation to charity from The Huffington Post in respect of false allegations made about him in an article published on their website on 11 June 2012.

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Durand School obtains vindication in libel action

The Headteacher, Director of Educational Development and former Chairman of Governors of the Lambeth-based Durand Academy (formerly Durand Primary School), have settled their libel proceedings against the London Borough of Lambeth and the Council’s former Chief Internal Auditor, Mohammed Khan.

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Sunday Times apologises to Adam Ingram

The Sunday Times has apologised to Adam Ingram, the former Labour MP and Minister of State, over false allegations that Mr Ingram was responsible for making a corrupt payment to Saif Gaddafi, the son of the late Libyan ruler.

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Sergei Polonsky serves proceedings on Alexander Lebedev

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Actress wins libel claim against The Mirror

The Mirror has agreed to pay substantial damages to the actress and comedienne, Cleo Rocos, for false allegations made relating to her conduct during the filiming of the Channel 4 television show "Celebrity Come Dine With Me."

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News of the World Phone Hacking

Carter-Ruck is currently representing a number of clients in claims relating to the unlawful interception of voicemail by News of the World.

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ConservativeHome apologises to Sir Iqbal Sacranie

ConservativeHome has published a full apology to Sir Iqbal Sacranie, Chairman of Muslim Aid and former Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, over an article written by Paul Goodman in November 2011.

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Reuters Interview

On 6 March, Luke Staiano was interviewed by Reuters for an article concerning privacy law and the News of the World phone-hacking cases.

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