This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...second place the plaintiff must have suffered special damage through the publication of the slander. The only way in which special damage ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...second place the plaintiff must have suffered special damage through the publication of the slander. The only way in which special damage can be proved is by shewing that, owing to the slander, the plaintiff was unable to sell or was injured in the sale of the property in question, or in leasing it if it were land. Accordingly, if no sale is in contemplation at the time the slander was published, no matter what imputations may be thrown on the plaintiff's title, no action lies. w rwi In.a'ac% v. Soper and Another the plaintiff was possessed (1836.) 0I' shares in a silver mine in Cornwall to the value of one hundred thousand pounds sterling. Certain persons had filed bills in Chancery claiming these shares, and praying that a receiver should be appointed. To these bills the plaintiff demurred. While the demurrers were still pending the defendants published in their newspaper an announcement to the effect that they had been overruled, that a receiver had been appointed according to the prayers of the petitions; and that person's duly authorized had arrived at the mine. The plaintiff thereupon brought an action for slander of his title to the shares. At trial the jury found for the plaintiff. On motion to arrest judgment the Court held that as no special damage had been alleged by the plaintiff to have resulted from the slander, the judgment must be arrested. Tindal, C. J., in delivering judgment said: "We hold... that an action for slander of title is not properly an action for words spoken, or for libel written and published, but an action on the case for special damage sustained by reason of the speaking or publication of the slander of the plaintiff's title." A third condition is usually said to be necessary, namely, that the matter should be pub...Read Less
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