Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Cairns v Modi [2012] EWHC 756 (QB) - the effect of Twitter publication

Cairns v Modi [2012] EWHC 756 (QB) (26 March 2012): "But although publication was limited, that does not mean that damages should be reduced to trivial amounts. In 1935, long before the internet was thought of, Lord Atkin said in Ley v Hamilton (153 L.T. 384, cited by Lord Reid in Broome v Cassell [1972] AC 1027 at 1092G): "It is precisely because the 'real' damage cannot be ascertained and established that the damages are at large. It is impossible to track the scandal, to know what quarters the poison may reach…""

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