Defamation against a company – Can shareholders sue the defamer for damages?

Following defamation of a company on the internet and the subsequent reduction in the value of their shares, can shareholders sue the defamer for damages?

Under some circumstances, the shareholders might be able to sue but their real legal challenge would be to prove causation between the defamation and the loss that they incur through the reduction of the value of their shares in the defamed company.

Get advice on defamation attacks and the effects it may have at the Internet Law Centre.

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