Joseph and Others v Spiller and Another: QBD 20 Nov 2012

Costs after finding in favour of claimants but with merely nominal damages. Tugendhat J explained that his decision to award only nominal damages was because he had concluded ‘it would be an affront to justice if [the claimant] were to be awarded more than a nominal sum for general damages’.
Mr Justice Tugendhat
[2012] EWHC 3278 (QB)
England and Wales
See AlsoSpiller and Another v Joseph and Others SC 1-Dec-2010
The defendants had published remarks on its website about the reliability of the claimant. When sued in defamation, they pleaded fair comment, but that was rejected by the Court of Appeal.
Held: The defendants’ appeal succeeded, and the fair . .
See AlsoJoseph and Others v Spiller and Another QBD 26-Oct-2012
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CitedTurley v Unite The Union and Another QBD 19-Dec-2019
Defamation of Labour MP by Unite and Blogger
The claimant now a former MP had alleged that a posting on a website supported by the first defendant was false and defamatory. The posting suggested that the claimant had acted dishonestly in applying online for a category of membership of the . .

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Updated: 17 March 2021; Ref: scu.465901