Weld-Blundell v Stephens [1920]


  • The defendant had negligently leaked some documents to a third party, which contained libellous statements written by the claimant about the third party.
  • The third party sued in libel and won.


  • Could the claimants recover from the defendants for their negligence?


  • No


  • The libellous statements where intentional and had broken the chain of causation
RELATED CASE  Wilson v Pringle [1987]

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