| Commentary

229 Limitation period and insurance

| Commentary

229 Limitation period and insurance

The statutory limitation period for claims is one year1. Claims arising before September 1996 could be brought for a period of three years following the circumstances giving rise to the claim. In America it has been ruled that the paper’s online publication could rely on the same one-year limitation period available to its print editions2.

Libel insurance policies typically provide cover for any claim of libel, injurious falsehood, slander, passing-off, infringement of copyright, patent, trade mark or registered design contained in publications.

The policy will cover legal liability for damages, costs

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