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SMO (a child) (by their litigation friend (acting as a representative claimant pursuant to CPR 19.6)) v TikTok Inc. and others [2020] EWHC 3589 (QB)

Date:22 JAN 2021
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(Queen's Bench Division, Warby J, 30 December 2020)

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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWHC 3589 (QB)

Case No: QB-2020-004576

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS LIST

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Covid-19 Protocol: This judgment was handed down by the judge remotely by circulation to the parties’ representatives by email and release to Bailii. The date and time for hand-down is deemed to be as shown opposite:

Date: 30/12/2020

Before:


THE HON. MR JUSTICE WARBY

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Between:

SMO (a child) 
by their litigation friend, Anne Longfield

[acting as a representative claimant pursuant to CPR 19.6]
Claimant

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(1) TIKTOK INC.
(2) TIKTOK INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
(3) TIKTOK TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
(4) BYTEDANCE LTD
(5) BEIJING BYTEDANCE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD

(6) MUSICAL.LY
Defendants

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Charles Ciumei QC and Helen Morton (instructed by Scott+Scott UK LLP) for the Claimant
The Defendants were not present or represented

Hearing date: 30 December 2020

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Approved Judgment
I direct that that copies of this version as handed down may be treated as authentic.

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Judgment: SMO v TikTok [2020] EWHC 3589 (QB)

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