Qualification of Urban District as Administrative Blackmailing Mafia is Unlawful

On 2 September 2008 the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam ruled that two brothers have acted unlawfully towards the Urban District of the Center of Amsterdam and six of its officials by qualifying them in a full page article in De Telegraaf as administrative blackmailing mafia and accusing them of a series of criminal offenses …read more

Recent Press Cases Kennedy Van der Laan

During the past period a number of judgments have been rendered in press cases in which one of the parties was successfully represented by attorneys of Kennedy Van der Laan.

Otto Volgenant has represented national newspaper Het Parool in preliminary relief proceedings regarding a column by Adriaan Jaeggi. In the column …read more

Barbarians At the Gate

A discussion of the judgment of the Court of Utrecht dated 3 September 2008

The Facts

In the summer of 2007 an article was published in the weekly magazine HP/De Tijd entitled ‘Rijkmans Kasteel’, (Rijkman’s Castle), an article about country houses in the Vecht region and the dominant …read more