‘Ireland: Man wins “fleeting defamation” case and is awarded €500, should the law of defamation really concern itself with such a trifle?’

“The latin maxim ‘de minimis non curat lex’ is usually translated as ‘the law does not concern itself with trifles’, meaning the courts will not consider trifling matters. Christmas may be the time for trifles (like the Christmas trifle pictured right), but the Courts are not the place for them. I was reminded of the maxim today when I read the headline that a ‘Man wins “fleeting defamation” case against Luas and is awarded €500’. The judge is reported (here and here) to have found that …” (more)

[Eoin O’Dell, Inforrm’s Blog, 15 December]

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