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Milne v Express Newspapers Ltd

[2005] 1 WLR 772

Case summary last updated at 17/01/2020 19:53 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Milne v Express Newspapers Ltd

 D made a false claim about P and offered to make amends under s.2 of Defamation Act 1996 which P rejected, so that D claimed a defence under s.4(2) of the act. P sought to rebut this defence by saying that D had reason to believe that facts to be false so that s.4(3) applied. CA found for D, saying that s.4(3) only applied where D knew the facts were false, NOT that he ought to have known of the facts. 

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