The IPKat must have been in mid-winter hibernation to have missed this story in the Times of 27 December.
Max Moseley, Formula One boss and sometime frequenter of sado-masochistic 'happenings' has launched a privacy action in Germany, after having won an action that he brought in the UK. Moseley is said to be seeking €1.5 million (£1.4 million) from Bild and bild.de, €350,000 from the news agency dpa and also is seeking damages against Die Zeit in connection with the same footage of Moseley in a compromising situation with uniformed ladies, and subsequent newspaper reports.
The case is expected to be particularly controversial because of the sensitivity surrounding Nazi associations in Germany.
The IPKat is puzzled. Although this will be of great interest to comparative privacy lawyers, wouldn't it have been in Mr Moseley's interests to let the whole thing fade away, rather than airing his dirty laundry in court a second time?