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Monday, June 18, 2012

Parliament OKs New Defamation Bill To Curb Libel Tourism, Codify Defenses

The British Parliament has approved a new defamation bill that would codify existing common law privileges and move to eliminate libel tourism. Statutory defences include truth, honest opinion, fair comment, and the Reynolds defense. More here from the BBC. Here's a link to the text of the bill as introduced.

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