Lait MP v Evening Standard Ltd: QBD 25 Mar 2010

The claimant MP alleged defamation. The defendant applied to have certain alleged meanings in the article struck out. The article related to the alleged relation to repayment of expenses claims in her capacity as an MP.
Held: Though certain elements were overpleaded, there remained defamatory meanings.
Eady J
[2010] EWHC 642 (QB)
Bailii
England and Wales
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See AlsoLait v Evening Standard Ltd QBD 9-Dec-2010
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Appeal fromLait v Evening Standard Ltd CA 28-Jul-2011
The claimant alleged defamation by the defendant in an article regarding her expenses claims as an MP. She appealed against summary judgment in favour of the defence in their pleaded defence of honest comment.
Held: Laws LJ said: ‘The . .

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