| Commentary

217 Malicious falsehood

| Commentary

217 Malicious falsehood

This is a related tort where a false statement does not damage a reputation but causes or is likely to cause financial loss. The burden of proof is reversed so that the claimant has to prove that the statement is false, that it was published maliciously and that it caused financial loss, or if written, or where it reflects on the claimant’s business or profession, it is likely to cause loss1.

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