DHC upholds trial court’s order directing Bloomberg to take down story against Zee Entertainment

The Delhi High Court (DHC), in an appeal filed by Bloomberg against the order of the Additional District Judge, Saket Courts – New Delhi (ADJ) wherein the ADJ had passed an ex-parte ad-interim order directing Bloomberg to take down a story published by it against Zee Entertainment, has upheld the ADJ’s order, noting that the “triple test” for grant of an ad-interim injunction exists in the present case. The DHC further took note of the scope of interference by the appellate court in such cases is limited to the extent of examining whether the power granted to the court of instance has been exercised “arbitrarily, or capriciously or perversely or where the court had ignored the settled principles of law regulating grant or refusal of interlocutory injunctions”.