*Yeo v Times Newspapers Ltd

Libel and slander – Malice. The claimant Member of Parliament brought proceedings for libel against the defendant newspaper publisher. The claim contained allegations of malice. TNL applied to strike out the claim of malice. The Queen's Bench Division held that, among other things, the allegations had failed to plead clearly and distinctly the factual case relied on to establish dishonesty on the part of the two journalists concerned, and that the application to strike out would succeed.

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