Category Archives: Defamation law

Comedians say case of sued performer is threat to the art

Standups say outcome of Louise Reay case could stop people talking about personal lives

Leading comedians, including David Baddiel, have said the Louise Reay case, in which she is being sued by her estranged husband for allegedly defaming him on stage, should not restrict standups from using personal material.

In what has been described as a test case, Reay, whose real surname is Beamont, is being sued for references to her marriage in her show, Hard Mode, at the Edinburgh Fringe and in London last year.

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​Bank criticised by Daphne Caruana Galizia under scrutiny in Brussels

Regulators question Maltese bank Pilatus which was suing journalist at time of her murder

A Maltese bank that was a frequent target of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the investigative journalist and anti-corruption crusader who was murdered last year, is facing scrutiny by European banking regulators.

The European Banking Authority (EBA) told the Guardian it was conducting preliminary inquiries into Pilatus Bank following requests by the European commission and the European parliament.

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