n Without Prejudice - Off the hook : litigation

Volume 11, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



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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