Krause v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Libel and slander – Publication. Following her conviction for harassment the claimant brought a libel action against the defendant publisher for words published in an online article which was later taken down. When the defendant applied to strike out the action, the Queen's Bench Division allowed the claim on the basis that the words were not capable of amounting to defamation and, in any event, there was nothing of value to the claimant which she could hope to achieve by a reformulation of her claim in the action to embrace a claim based on the parts of the article which purported to report the allegations of harassment.

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