UK Libel Suit Tossed Because Any Actual Harm Would Have Been Tiny

from the not-so-harmful dept

While there still are all sorts of problems with UK libel law, a recent ruling in the UK's High Court tossed out a lawsuit because the potential damages were way too small to merit a trial. Specifically, someone charged a blogger with defamation for a blog post, but most of the content in that blog post was actually based on an article on the plaintiff's own website. From that, the court found that any "additional" damage beyond what was already known from the plaintiff's own article was so minimal that it wouldn't even be worth the cost of a trial.

Filed Under: defamation, harm, uk


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