*Stocker v Stocker

Libel and slander – Defamatory words. In deciding afresh the meaning of the words complained of in a defamation action, the Supreme Court held that in the context in which the words had appeared, namely a Facebook posting, the wife's interpretation that the husband had grasped her by the neck was the obvious, indeed the inescapable, choice of meaning. On that basis, the defence of justification had been made out and the wife's appeal would be allowed.

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