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Erin Leigh succeeds in defamation appeal

By Steven | January 23, 2011

The Court of Appeal’s decision is pretty much exactly what I predicted here. The briefing paper and the oral briefing about PR staffer Erin Leigh’s departure from the Minstry of the Environment are – contrary to Dobson J’s ruling last year – capable of defaming her. But her negligence claim is a loser.

The real interest in this case lies in the qualified privilege defence, I think, but that battle is yet to come.

Topics: Defamation | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Erin Leigh succeeds in defamation appeal”

  1. Erin Leigh wins | Kiwiblog Says:
    January 26th, 2011 at 8:39 am

    […] it will be a very interesting case. I’ll let people know once a date is scheduled.Hat Tip: Steven PriceNo TweetBacks yet. (Be the first to Tweet this post) Tags: Clare Curran, David Parker, erin leigh, […]


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