Patel v Unite The Union: QBD 27 Jan 2012

The claimant, wanting to bring defamation proceedings in respect of postings on the defendant’s internet forum, sought orders for disclosure of the identities of the posters. The defendants said that the forum having been taken down, they were now unable to provide any further information.
Held: The defendant had made promises to preserve the data, and its replies were very unsatisfactory. An order would be made for joint inspections with arrangements to protect the rights of third parties.

Richard Parkes QC
[2012] EWHC 92 (QB)
Protection from Harassment Act 1997
England and Wales
CitedRugby Football Union v Viagogo Ltd CA 20-Dec-2011
The Union complained that the defendant operators of a web-site had permitted the sale of its tickets at far above their face value. The Court considerer whether it was proper to make a Norwich Pharmacal order which would entail the disclosure of . .

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Updated: 12 January 2022; Ref: scu.450509