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In a defamation claim, can a corporate entity claim damages for loss of reputation?

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Published on LexisPSL on 05/01/2016

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  • In a defamation claim, can a corporate entity claim damages for loss of reputation?

In short, a corporate entity can bring a claim in defamation for damage to their corporate or business reputation as long as the damage has resulted in (or is likely to result in) serious financial loss. A corporate entity cannot recover damages for hurt feelings, because a corporate entity has no feelings to hurt: see Duncan and Neill on Defamation, Chapter 25 Damages, Dama

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