IG Index Ltd v Cloete: QBD 21 Dec 2015

Application by the defendant to strike out the claim pursuant to CPR 3.4(2)(b) on the grounds that the proceedings amount to pointless and wasteful litigation, the continuation of which to trial serves no useful purpose for the claimant, squanders the resources of the parties and the public resources of the court, and is contrary to the overriding objective and the principle in Jameel v Dow Jones and Co.

Richard Parkes QC HHJ
[2015] EWHC 3698 (QB)
England and Wales
See AlsoIG Index Plc v Cloete QBD 11-Dec-2013
The defendant applied to have struck out the claim, saying that it was based upon a misuse of documents disclosed during an employment tribunal case, and was an abuse since the claimants had not sought the permission of the Tribunal for a second use . .
See AlsoIG Index Ltd v Cloete CA 31-Jul-2014
In the course of unfair dismissal proceedings, the defendant had disclosed possession of confidential materials of his former employer. The employer began these proceedings based on the materials. Only at a later point when he appointed solicitors . .

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See AlsoIG Index Ltd v Cloete QBD 16-Sep-2016
Order for costs after decision that the action should not be allowed to go to trial. . .

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