Are laws about defamation of character different in each countries? What are the chances My friend won her case and is considering suiting, however, the cost of the suit and the fees etc is having her reconsidering.Can you give some advice on this? Thanks
Dear Customer:Thank you for using Just Answers! In order to find an expert to assist you more information as to your question is needed.1. What country specifically are you asking about? 2. You stated that your friend 'won her case'. if so, what court was this suit in?Thank you for your clarification and patience while we assist you!Regards, Lawdoctor
1. Cayman islands2. The initial case was in grand court (which she won), it hasn't been any suit filed
Dear JA Customer:Thank you for the information. One issue that we have is that we do not have a category devoted to Cayman laws, however, I have take this opportunity to find some information for you.Here is a link to the official Cayman Government website and the law of defamation is seen on this link:http://www.judicial.ky/wp-content/uploads/Laws-in-Force/1995/G19%201995%20s2%20-%20Defamation%20Law%20%281995%20Revision%29.pdfThis will give you a good overview of the law in its whole.It is good that your friend won her lawsuit. If she was before the Grand Court, there was a suit filed and you have stated she won this one. If the other side is now looking to appeal the win, then she will want to have representation to help her to maintain her win. Appeals from the Grand Court go to the Court of Appeal. Like the Grand Court, the Court of Appeal is a Superior Court of Record. Unlike the Grand Court, however, the Court of Appeal does not exercise inherent jurisdiction but is a creature of statute and of the Constitution, so they party appealing the judgment of the Grand Court will have to prove their case in order to maintain the appeal. I wish your friend the best in her suit!
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