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Weld-Blundell v Stephens [1920]

Facts

  • 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.

Issue

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

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • The libellous statements where intentional and had broken the chain of causation
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