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(PRK PBESS ASSOOUTION.) Wbllinqtok, January 21. In the Sapremu Ooart, civil side, the libel sotlon, damages £3000, Lirnaoh v proprietors of *' New Zealand Herald," oommenceil this morning. ■ Plaintiff siy» tbat on the 17tb-of July, 1888, defeudaoiß falsely aLd maliciously published articles commenting on the departure of plaiutiff from the coldoy when Parliament was Id session to enter Into buaineis In Melbourne, having Gist aiked leave of absence on the plea of Illnofs m his family and oontinuing to draw hU honorarium, where* for he claims £3000 damages. The defendants admit the:pub!lc>iioa.>nt /deny malice, and say that the lubjaot matter of the alejed libels beoame and wrb matter of publfo interest and , thereupon they published the oommenti set out In the plaintiffs statements b,ona fide for the poblio good and irlthuat B i o i s ter or maUolous motive. They also deny that the said publloatlocts are libellous. Sir R. Stout, instrooted by Messrs Buckley anil Stafiord, appears for platntiflf, and Mr Gplly, with him Mr Skerrett, fot the defendat\ts. ■ .' : - -'* ■ <'?'•■ "— ■

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THE LARNACH LIBEL CASE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2042, 21 January 1889

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THE LARNACH LIBEL CASE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2042, 21 January 1889

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