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Setting the bar for defamation claims in New Zealand: The twin-track approach

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dc.contributor.author Croskery, Emma
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-27T02:05:15Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-12T02:31:32Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-27T02:05:15Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-12T02:31:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2018
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20975
dc.description.abstract The threshold requirement of reputational harm for bringing a defamation claim needs clarification. Although recent case law shows that a threshold exists, precedents conflict as to what exactly the threshold requires, and who bears the burden of proof. There is further judicial disagreement on whether the principle that defamation claims can be struck out if no real and substantial tort has been committed (the Jameel principle) applies in New Zealand. This essay suggests that both the harm threshold (more accurately described as a ‘tendency to cause harm’ threshold, as it does not require proof of actual harm) and the Jameel principle have a valuable place in New Zealand’s defamation law and their application requires endorsement and clarification at appellate level. Further, this essay highlights that the principles are conceptually distinct and fusion is inadvisable in New Zealand. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Jameel
dc.subject Thornton
dc.subject Defamation en_NZ
dc.subject Harm threshold en_NZ
dc.title Setting the bar for defamation claims in New Zealand: The twin-track approach en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Victoria Law School en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Faculty of Law / Te Kauhanganui Tātai Ture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180104 Civil Law and Procedure en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180114 Human Rights Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180119 Law and Society en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180122 Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180123 Litigation, Adjudication and Dispute Resolution en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180126 Tort Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Law en_NZ
thesis.degree.name LL.B. (Honours) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 489999 Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.school School of Law en_NZ

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