Supreme Court upholds right to comment defence in key libel case
The Supreme Court has overruled a lower court judgment that could have limited the use of right to comment defences, in the first major defamation case to be heard by the body. The Supreme Court unanimously overturned an earlier ruling from the Court of Appeal that blocked a booking agent that criticised a former client for "unprofessional" behaviour on its website from using a fair comment defence in libel proceedings.
The Supreme Court has overruled a lower court judgment that could have limited the use of right to comment defences, in the first major defamation case to be heard by the body.
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