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When no news is good news for rich and famous

Lindsay Fortado and James Lumley

Published 28/04/2011 | 05:00

Formula One boss Max Mosley, left, footballer John Terry and BBC political pundit Andrew Marr have all gone to court to settle matters of privacy.

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A "well-known sportsman," a "world-famous person" and even a TV reporter are among a growing number of celebrities who have won London court orders barring newspapers from printing stories about their sex lives.

So-called super-injunctions bar UK newspapers from writing about the extramarital affairs or identifying the celebrities involved. One lawmaker estimated that as many as 30 of the orders have been issued, and at least four have been granted this month.

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