Cayzer v Times Newspapers Ltd

Defamation – Whether words complained of capable of bearing defamatory meaning ascribed to them. Court of Session: Allowing a reclaiming motion and a proof before answer an action in which the pursuer averred that the defenders had published an article which was defamatory of him in their newspaper, the court held that the article, read reasonably and as a whole, was capable of bearing the defamatory innuendo the pursuer attributed to it, and the Lord Ordinary had erred in concluding otherwise and dismissing the action.

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