Defamation update: Are hurt feelings a trivial matter?

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  1. Peter Heerey says:

    The majority ignore the common law rule that the compensable injury included “the hurt the plaintiff feels”. Absent clear provision in the statute, that principle should still be treated as within the concept of “harm”. The introduction of the non-statutory term “trivial” distorts the question.
    Hurt feelings may be very real.

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