Start date
01 June 1998
04 473 3453
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Project Overview

This project is a response to the Lange v Atkinson decision. Mr Lange, a former prime minister of New Zealand, claims damages for defamation from the author of an article published in a monthly magazine with a New Zealand-wide circulation and from the magazine’s publisher. In response to Mr Lange’s claim the defendants pleaded that they were entitled to invoke the defence of qualified privilege.