n Without Prejudice - Off the hook : litigation
|Article Title||Off the hook : litigation|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Affiliations||1 Norton Rose South Africa and 2 Norton Rose South Africa|
|Publication Date||Nov 2011|
In a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal it was confirmed that special damages for loss of profits cannot be claimed by way of a defamation action. The effect of this decision is that businesses wishing to recover alleged financial losses caused by harmful statements published in the media will find it more difficult to prove their cases by way of an ordinary delict claim.
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