Super-injunctions, football players and their affairs

While they were initially intended to protect the people whose lives may be at risk should their identities ever be exposed (for example, child offenders), super-injunctions are being used by English celebrities and other personalities to stifle freedom of expression in England and Wales. Not only do these orders prohibit publication of information the applicantsContinue reading “Super-injunctions, football players and their affairs”

Courts are not always interested in defamation cases

An Hendrina attorney, James Charles Reynecke Smith, recently had his appeal to the Pretoria High Court regarding his unsuccessful defamation claim rejected because “the incident was insignificant and did not warrant the court’s attention”. According to News24, Smith had just moved into new offices and was having new carpets installed. Mats apparently had to beContinue reading “Courts are not always interested in defamation cases”