Lady Ratcliff against Shubley

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Judgment Date01 January 1653
Date01 January 1653
CourtCourt of the Queen's Bench

English Reports Citation: 78 E.R. 480

IN THE QUEEN'S BENCH.

Lady Ratcliff against Shubley

case 8. lady eatcliff against shubley. Trinity Term, 31 Eliz. Eoll 415. It is sufficient if words of defamation be substantially proved. Cro. Jac. 408. Hob. 228. 2 Bl. Eep. 791. Action for words, " She is as very a thief as any that robbeth by the highway-side." Upon not guilty pleaded, the jury found that he spake these words, " She is a worse thief than any that robbeth by the highway-side." The question was, if upon these words found by the verdict she should have judgment 1-The Court held clearly, that the words in both cases are actionable: but Gawdy and Fenner held, that the words found do not agree with the declaration ; for the jury do not find that the defendant at the time mentioned in the declaration spoke the words in the verdict; so it may be he spoke them at...

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