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Monday, November 21, 2011

Privacy vs. Misinformation

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THE PRESIDENT of the family division of the high court of England and Wales has just ruled that extensive information concerning a family law dispute, including the names of the two parents in the case, be published. Sir Nicholas Wall did so to counter misinformation about the case being broadcast on the internet.

The case was taken by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, which sought the publication of information about the case following a campaign of misinformation on the internet and in e-mails sent by the mother and a group of her supporters.

The misinformation, centring on the unfounded claim that the father had sexually abused their child, was circulated among parents in the child’s school and to the father’s employer and threatened the welfare of the child, who was living with her father.

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That is borderline libel and slander because such serious allegations, if proven to be unfounded in truth, will cause financial harm to the husband's professional ventures - stupid move on the mother's part!

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Attorney | Nov 21, 2011 8:19:16 AM

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