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‘Bully’ held to be a term of fact, not opinion (James v Saunders)

Published on: 04 December 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • ‘Bully’ held to be a term of fact, not opinion (James v Saunders)
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Article summary

TMT analysis: In this libel case, the High Court has issued a preliminary ruling in favour of the claimant’s purported meanings of the words complained of, which included a repeated description of the claimant as ‘bullying’. The court held that the natural meaning of most of the publications complained of was that the claimant is a bully and that that meaning constitutes a statement of fact, not opinion. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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