The Netherlands

On behalf of the team

On 8 January 2021 Midden-Nederland District Court ruled in the case of Stop Online Shaming. The case concerns blacklists of doctors who, according to the defendant, have made mistakes in medical procedures. Interestingly, the case concerns preliminary relief proceedings (in Dutch: kort geding). The writ of summons was published on 12 November 2020, with (digital) hearings on 24 November 2020 and 23 December 2020 and judgment on 8 January 2021 – less than two months in total. The proceedings would have been completed even sooner, if the defendants would not have challenged one of the judges.