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Claim for slander dismissed as no proof of special damage (Pannu v Carter)

Published on: 19 December 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Claim for slander dismissed as no proof of special damage (Pannu v Carter)
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
  • Case details

Article summary

TMT analysis: The High Court has dismissed a claim for slander brought by a taxi driver against a co-owner of a rival taxi firm for allegations made about his alleged arrest on suspicion of dealing drugs. The court warned of the risks in entering into this type of claim too readily, noting that the claim failed the basic point of law that slander is not actionable without proof of special damage, unless an exception applies. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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