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Practitioners' Guide on Damages Awarded for Defamation Cases in Singapore

The Practitioners’ Guide on Damages Awarded for Defamation Cases in Singapore (the “Guide”) serves as a comprehensive resource on the whole spectrum of defamation cases that comes before the Singapore courts and the range of damages awarded for such claims. It provides a useful and concise tabulation of defamation cases organised according to the nature of the defamation, the category of claimant, the amount awarded, and the outcome of appeal as well as case summaries for over a decade of reported and unreported cases filed between 2006 and 2017. The Guide outlines the general legal principles on the tort of defamation in Singapore, making it a quick primer on the law of defamation for anyone with an interest in this area of the law.

 

Besides the case summaries, it provides a useful reference to the Pre-Action Protocol for Defamation Actions in the State Courts which came into effect on 24 September 2018. The Protocol aims to encourage constructive negotiations with a view to promoting pre-action settlements and keeping parties focused on the key issues in dispute. The Guide takes stock of the legal landscape as it has developed thus far and includes the more recent defamation cases which were not previously available in other local publications on the tort of defamation.

 

Contents 

 

Chapter 1 - General Introduction

A. Overview of defamation law in Singapore

B. Civil action

C. Sources of law

D. Criminal action

 

Chapter 2 - Preliminary Considerations

A. Parties who can sue

B. Parties who can be sued

 

Chapter 3 - Commencing an Action

A. Preliminary matters

B. Which jurisdiction?

C. Which court?

D. Commencement of proceedings

 

Chapter 4 - Elements of Defamation

A. General principles

B. Forms of defamatory statements

C. Establishing a prima facie case of defamation

 

Chapter 5 - Defences

A. Introduction

B. Justification

C. Fair comment

D. Absolute privilege

E. Qualified privilege

F. Offer of amends

G. Innocent dissemination

H. Consent to publication

I. Limitation of actions

 

Chapter 6 - Remedies

A. General principles

B. Monetary damages

C. Injunctions

 

Chapter 7 - Overview of Damages Awarded

A. Overview

B. Slander

C. Libel

 

Chapter 8 - Awards for Slander Cases

A. Index of awards of slander cases

B. Case summaries of awards for slander cases

               

Chapter 9 - Awards for Slander and Libel Cases

A. Index of awards for libel and slander cases

B. Case summaries of awards for slander and libel cases

 

Chapter 10 - Awards for Libel Cases

A. Index of awards for libel cases

B. Case summaries of awards for libel cases (2006–2017) 

 
 

Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s):

Editor-in-Chief

District Judge Salina Ishak

 

Contributing Editor

District Judge Clement Julien Tan

 

CONTRIBUTORS

District Judge Salina Ishak

District Judge Clement Julien Tan

Peter Lo

Regina Lim

Patrick Tay

 

Delivery

Delivery will commence from 11 November 2019 onwards. 

 

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Article Type Practitioners' Guide on Damages Awarded for Defamation Cases
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Height 24.00000
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The Practitioners’ Guide on Damages Awarded for Defamation Cases in Singapore (the “Guide”) serves as a comprehensive resource on the whole spectrum of defamation cases that comes before the Singapore courts and the range of damages awarded for such claims. It provides a useful and concise tabulation of defamation cases organised according to the nature of the defamation, the category of claimant, the amount awarded, and the outcome of appeal as well as case summaries for over a decade of reported and unreported cases filed between 2006 and 2017. The Guide outlines the general legal principles on the tort of defamation in Singapore, making it a quick primer on the law of defamation for anyone with an interest in this area of the law.

Editor-in-Chief:District Judge Salina Ishak
Contributing Editor: District Judge Clement Julien Tan

Date of Publication: October 2019

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The Practitioners’ Guide on Damages Awarded for Defamation Cases in Singapore (the “Guide”) serves as a comprehensive resource on the whole spectrum of defamation cases that comes before the Singapore courts and the range of damages awarded for such claims. It provides a useful and concise tabulation of defamation cases organised according to the nature of the defamation, the category of claimant, the amount awarded, and the outcome of appeal as well as case summaries for over a decade of reported and unreported cases filed between 2006 and 2017. The Guide outlines the general legal principles on the tort of defamation in Singapore, making it a quick primer on the law of defamation for anyone with an interest in this area of the law.

 

Besides the case summaries, it provides a useful reference to the Pre-Action Protocol for Defamation Actions in the State Courts which came into effect on 24 September 2018. The Protocol aims to encourage constructive negotiations with a view to promoting pre-action settlements and keeping parties focused on the key issues in dispute. The Guide takes stock of the legal landscape as it has developed thus far and includes the more recent defamation cases which were not previously available in other local publications on the tort of defamation.

 

Contents 

 

Chapter 1 - General Introduction

A. Overview of defamation law in Singapore

B. Civil action

C. Sources of law

D. Criminal action

 

Chapter 2 - Preliminary Considerations

A. Parties who can sue

B. Parties who can be sued

 

Chapter 3 - Commencing an Action

A. Preliminary matters

B. Which jurisdiction?

C. Which court?

D. Commencement of proceedings

 

Chapter 4 - Elements of Defamation

A. General principles

B. Forms of defamatory statements

C. Establishing a prima facie case of defamation

 

Chapter 5 - Defences

A. Introduction

B. Justification

C. Fair comment

D. Absolute privilege

E. Qualified privilege

F. Offer of amends

G. Innocent dissemination

H. Consent to publication

I. Limitation of actions

 

Chapter 6 - Remedies

A. General principles

B. Monetary damages

C. Injunctions

 

Chapter 7 - Overview of Damages Awarded

A. Overview

B. Slander

C. Libel

 

Chapter 8 - Awards for Slander Cases

A. Index of awards of slander cases

B. Case summaries of awards for slander cases

               

Chapter 9 - Awards for Slander and Libel Cases

A. Index of awards for libel and slander cases

B. Case summaries of awards for slander and libel cases

 

Chapter 10 - Awards for Libel Cases

A. Index of awards for libel cases

B. Case summaries of awards for libel cases (2006–2017) 

 
 

Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s):

Editor-in-Chief

District Judge Salina Ishak

 

Contributing Editor

District Judge Clement Julien Tan

 

CONTRIBUTORS

District Judge Salina Ishak

District Judge Clement Julien Tan

Peter Lo

Regina Lim

Patrick Tay

 

Delivery

Delivery will commence from 11 November 2019 onwards. 

 

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Products specifications
Article Type Practitioners' Guide on Damages Awarded for Defamation Cases
Depth 2.00000
Height 24.00000
Weight 1.00000
Width 15.00000
Shipping Rate To Singapore FREE
C$ Redeemable Yes
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