Flashcards in Defamation - Remedies Deck (3)
What are the potential remedies for defamation?
Remedies can include damages and injunctions.
What is the purpose of awarding damages for defamation?
Damages for defamation have a primary purpose of compensation but can incorporate further damages to help re-establish the claimant’s reputation as a matter of vindication. Sometimes damages can be awarded for punishment and deterrence - as shown by John v MGN.