Defamation case struck out

Published: 03/02/2015 | News

Matthew Hodson successfully applied to the High Court for strike out of a defamation case that had been brought against a national hotel chain. The claimant alleged that hotel employees had defamed him by unnecessarily referring to untrue criminal allegations when banning him from the premises. The claim was struck out on the basis that it had been inadequately pleaded, no clear allegation of publication to third parties had been made and the court had concluded that the claimant had improper motives in bringing the action with a view to continuing an unwanted course of conduct relating to one hotel employee in particular.

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