Lilley v Newsquest Media Group Ltd and another

Practice – Striking out. The Chancery Division previously ordered the claimant's copyright infringement claim to be struck out unless he filed proper particulars and claimed damages less than £30,000. The defendants invited the court to confirm their understanding that the claimant had not complied with the unless order and so the action stood automatically struck out. The Chancery Division held that the claimant's claim remained for £2,560,000 calculated on a grossly inflated basis in breach of the unless order. It further refused relief from sanctions.

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