Restoring Lost Honour: The Assessment of Libel Damages in Germany
Entertainment Law Review 2016, Issue 4, pp.128-134
7 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2016 Last revised: 3 Aug 2016
Date Written: January 10, 2016
This article critically highlights the effectiveness of the German civil tort of defamation and its remedies. It considers the development and level of immaterial damages in Germany with respect to the infringement of an individual’s personality right, analysing the significance of the recent Kachelmann case, where the highest ever compensation of 635,000 EUR in damages for pain and suffering for a defamation suit was awarded.
Keywords: defamation, damages, compensation, personality right, Germany
JEL Classification: K10, K13, K19, K39
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