*Cartus Corporation and another v Siddell and another

Libel and slander – Publication. The claimants asked the court to rule on the meanings of the allegedly defamatory documents, to strike out the defendants' defences of truth and qualified privilege, and to grant a final injunction. The Queen's Bench Division, in dismissing the application, held that the claimants had not shown that the defendants intended to publish the documents. Accordingly, there was no point in reaching a conclusion on the meanings or defences. Further, absent certainty of the words of any future publication, the claimants were not entitled to a final injunction.

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