Defamation law in need of change: media lawyer

An article in Law Times by a media lawyer argues that recent decisions attempting to more clearly define what is defamation in fact only muddy the waters and complicate the process of seeking legal redress (among the questions to be asked are whether the reporter put in enough time on the story and did he seek info form all available sources, which are tough enough to do in the best of times. Some thoughtful reading; there’s a reason defamation law is called the peculiar tort; it’s one of the difficult types of cases to prove or disprove.

Law Times, October 2008


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