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Social media disputes have contributed to a dramatic increase in the amount of defamation cases brought before the courts.

The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC v Various Claimants, a landmark data privacy case that saw the grocery giant sued by its own employees following a massive data breach in 2014.

The landmark Morrisons data breach case will commence once again in the Supreme Court this week, taking place across Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th November 2019.

Morrisons has been granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court; its second attempt to exonerate itself after being found legally responsible for a data breach which affected more than 100,000 employees.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA), the body responsible for setting and regulating MPs’ expenses, business costs, salaries, and pensions, has paid damages to victims of a “significant” data breach that affected 3,000 people, predominantly MPs’ staff.

Morrisons has lost its appeal against the High Court’s ruling that found it legally responsible for a huge data breach affecting more than 100,000 employees.

The Sun has paid ‘substantial’ damages to the family of the late Susanne Hinte, dubbed ‘Lotto Gran’ by the tabloids, for publishing intimate ‘revenge porn’ images, with a statement read in open court marking a legal first.

Graham has instructed Nick McAleenan, a partner at JMW Solicitors in Manchester, to pursue a legal complaint against EE for damages, an apology and costs.

Nick McAleenan, a Data Privacy lawyer at JMW Solicitors who represented a woman who has received £75,000 after details of domestic abuse which she suffered were made public by police without her consent.

Thousands of Morrisons' employees have issued demands for compensation over what is believed to be Britain’s biggest ever data security claim.

The Welsh Daily Post accept liability in a libel claim following drug shop raid story error. Details of the successful claim by Media Law specialist Nick McAleenan

The Manchester Evening News has agreed to pay over £30,000 in damages and costs to Stevenage FC footballer Jon Ashton after wrongly using his image to illustrate a story about alleged match-fixing.

Lawyers acting for Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan have secured substantial damages for the star from The Daily Mirror for falsely claiming that she had tweeted about products in exchange for expensive gifts.

The Sun has agreed to pay substantial damages to League 1 footballer John Mousinho after using his image to accompany a news story on the recent arrests of players in relation to alleged match-fixing.

JMW can provide legal support for Morrison's employees seeking advice post the leak of sensitive information.

I remember as a young man watching TV coverage of the OJ Simpson trial. It was dramatic stuff: a blonde brutally murdered; a celebrity US footballer (and star of The Naked Gun) in the dock; cops behaving very badly; racial tensions; and, of course, a blood soaked glove that didn’t fit.

A lawyer from Manchester based law firm JMW Solicitors LLP has successfully acted for Baksho Devi Gora in a privacy action against her ex-husband Harvinder Singh Gora.

Ian Hemingway of JMW successfully acted for Mark Wilkinson in an action against The Times newspaper.

Manchester-based law firm JMW Solicitors LLP has strengthened its media law department with the appointment of a new solicitor.

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