- Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:08 pm #593319
The onus is on the defendant to prove what the complainant has said. Caroline Flint is on very thin ice. If she fought the case and lost it could cost her as much as the value of her house. Or three in Doncaster.
Actually it can be a defence in libel. It's not necessarily a defence in the tort of misuse of private information which has just about replaced libel as a cause of action. This is mainly because a libel action can only be launched in the high court and costs a fortune. So if you ever hear about someone winning a libel action, it's a 99% certainty it's actually a MoPI case.Truth is not a defence.
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