Assessment of damages for defamation of business and personal reputation

Stickley, Amanda P. (2014) Assessment of damages for defamation of business and personal reputation. Australian Civil Liability, 11(4/5), pp. 44-46.

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An award of damages for defamation is to provide reparation for harm to a plaintiff’s reputation for the publication of defamatory material, compensate for any personal distress caused and vindicate the plaintiff’s reputation.1 Assessing such damages is recognised as a difficult task and perhaps the Queensland courts face further difficulties as there are few awards of damages for defamation in the state. This was pointed out in the recent decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal, Cerutti & Anor v Crestside Pty Ltd & Anor.2 This decision examined in detail the principles of assessing damages for defamation.

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ID Code: 75127
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: defamation, business reputation, assessment of damages
ISSN: 1326-8945
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Tort Law (180126)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 18 Aug 2014 03:34
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2014 19:26

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