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

See all articles by Corinna Coors

Corinna Coors

University of West London - Ealing Law School

Date Written: January 10, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Coors, Corinna, Restoring Lost Honour: The Assessment of Libel Damages in Germany (January 10, 2016). Entertainment Law Review 2016, Issue 4, pp.128-134. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2744571

Corinna Coors (Contact Author)

University of West London - Ealing Law School ( email )

St Mary's Road
London, W5 5RF
United Kingdom

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