One family allleged another family that three daughter out of six are illegal in a civil suit case.The suit in civil court. Can we take defamation suit against who alleged that these girls are illegal ?
Sajeev Menon (Legal Consultant Dubai 00971 508836442) 19 July 2011
No, they can take defamation charges against the other party becuse the court proceedings are previleged and not meant to defame or damage the other party but to defend their case only. If it is published out side, then defamation and suit for damages can be filed.
Solicitor Chirag Shah (Advocate & Solicitor) 20 July 2011
Yes rightly said by Mr Sajneev,
Statments made in Judicial procceding will not give u right to file defemation BUT if the same is published or propounded outside to any third paerson then certaily u can file case for defemation for punishment or damage i.e in criminal law or civil law.