Unformatted text preview: what he said about Daphne was told to him by his best friend, Charles, whom Ronald claims would never lie to him. Can Ronald maintain this defence? 8. Alan is Beng’s employee. Alan is leaving Beng’s company and asks Beng to write him a character reference for a job application. Beng writes the following: “Alan is a highly intelligent and outspoken individual who is always ready with an opinion, but tends to have a short attention span and is easily distracted, and therefore doesn’t always apply himself fully to a task at hand.” If Alan should allege that Beng has defamed him, what defences are available to Beng and why? Would your answer be any different if Beng was still angry with Alan for winning the affections of Celine, a female colleague whom Beng was also trying to court?...
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- Spring '08
- Pleading, Attention span, BEng, fair com ment