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Torts Keyed to Epstein
E. Hulton & Co. v. Jones
Citation: A.C. 20
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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The defendant newspaper published an article written by its Paris correspondent that alleged that a man named Artemus Jones was a church warden from Peckham who was seen with a woman other than his wife. The plaintiff, named Thomas Artemus Jones, was in fact not a church warden and not from Peckham—he was a lawyer from North Wales who used to contribute articles to the defendant newspaper. Both parties accept as true that the defendant newspaper was using the name Artemus Jones in a fictitious manner and was not intentionally referring to the plaintiff. The plaintiff produced witnesses who read the article and thought that it referred to the plaintiff.
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