(Libel) actions speak louder than words

    October 2009

    New statistics on legal actions issued show a rise in the number of businesses suing other businesses for defamation (libel and slander). The figures, released at the end of July, show that in the year to May 2008, 5% of defamation actions issued1 were business-to-business claims. By May of this year, that figure had increased fourfold to 21%.