Professor Obiwan had in the past argued with him about a politcal issue during

Professor obiwan had in the past argued with him

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Professor Obiwan had in the past argued with him about a politcal issue during discussions in class but nevertheless gave Luke the same atenton as other students during the teaching of the course. Luke failed to get the job and found out that Professor Obiwan had writen a reference leter which described him as someone ‘rebellious and bad tempered’. Luke had expressed his disappointment to a clerk, Lea, at the general ofce of his former faculty. Luke said that Professor Obiwan is ‘double-faced and a hypocrite’. Now everyone in the general ofce knows this mater and Professor Obiwan’s personal assistant conveyed this to him. Advise Luke and Professor Obiwan whether any tortous acton can be brought. 2. (a) Compare and contrast the defences of fair comment and qualifed privilege. Is the present situaton satsfactory or is reform necessary? (b) A, intending it to be a joke , dictated into a tape recorder a leter to be sent to B, a well-known local businessman. The leter contains an amusing but fcttous story which impliedly suggests that B was an ex-ofcer in the communist guerilla movement, is irresponsible with money and used illegal foreign labour in his business. A asked his wife to type the leter. Then, on A's instructon, she sent it by post to B's home. B's wife opened the leter but did not understand it because of her old age and because she did not know the background facts. She then asked her gardener to read it and explain it to her. Downloaded by Adli Hakim ([email protected]) lOMoARcPSD|4226454
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Advise A. A can be sued for defamaton as all the elements of defamaton are fulflled. The issue here is what kind of defence can A raised to defend himself. A can raised defenceof unintentonal defamaton. A must prove that: -he did not intend to publish them of and conderning the plaintf -he did not know of circumstances in which the words may be understood to be referring to the plaintf. He had exercised all reasonable care in relaton to the publicaton 4. `Pop KL', a popular entertainment magazine, published an artcle about Arman Valentno, a handsome new actor. The artcle, accompanied by a picture of Arman wearing only a swimming
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