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Generally you could sue the Company as the Company is vicariously liable for the actions of its Directors
But there is nothing to stop you having the Company as First Defendant, then the Directors as separate Defendants
So if you want, yes you can name several people in one action
But if it was in the course of business generally the Company would be liable
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Can I specifically name the director who later read out the letter? As a separate action (further Slander) and would any result compensation be divided between the defendants to pay proportionally?
Yes you can but it should all be in one action, not separate actions
The Judge can then decide who can pay costs and what %
Does that clarify?
I would like to argue Malicious Falsehood in that the director that read out to a group of people did so maliciously and is therefore personally liable, for their actions.
would that be possible?
That is possible
So to compound the questions (as this is likely to be settled anyway - as they do) it would be quite proper to issue say several letters before action - to several entities, and specific individual requiring multiple apologies etc..
Yes you can do that
Leaving an action if an individual dose not specifically apologies pay etc.. directly issuing action at them
Yes if you wish
You ca not argue the company apologized that's good enough?
It is possible but if you have suffered a loss you can still take action
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Final Q. Company pays £1,000,000 (whatever) and places banner of apology.
Can the individual still be pursued for their personal apology - damages?
So to clarify - Lets say a business says you stole something (you are not arrested or convicted) so you are innocent?
(This is not actually what happened)
Five people in that business tell different people you did, Five of the people tell another five people you are a thief - one specific person reads a letter at an open meeting stating you are a thief or you stole X
Word gets around and you can show you lost say £5Million pounds of businesses in contracts.
Q. If business A pays you £5m in compensation is that the end of it and you have no further claims on anyone?
Can you still claim against person Y or can they hide behind the "business has paid" you losses have been recovered.
Or can you you still seek separate a claim for deliberately reading out the letter?
I assume you cant Sue everybody for £5mllion each?
The question simply is if you actually want to make a specific (main) person pay\apologise can you force this? or can they get the company to resolve matters hide behind "its resolved" (company paid full damages) and never be liable?
Can you only accept say £4m from the company and leave room of £1m to go for them - is this vengeful perhaps! but can you do it?
Equally do you have privilege in the accusation? you accuse someone of deformation because they wanted to achieve Y ? Conversely are you not defaming someone with the accusation?