Law Society applies to strike out M Ravi’s defamation suit against it
Posted by temasektimes on September 4, 2012
The Law Society has submitted an application to court to strike out Human Rights lawyer M Ravi’s defamation suit against it.
M Ravi had earlier filed a suit against the Law Society for defamation, alleging among other things that it instructed its member Wong Siew Hong to reveal his medical condition publicly in High Court which cast doubts on his professional competence.
In its defence document, the Law Society denied instructing Mr Wong to submit the letter. It also applied to the court to strike out Mr Ravi’s claims on the basis “that it discloses no reasonable cause of action”, adding that it had “legitimate duty” and interest to hand over the letter to the court and to the Attorney-General’s Chambers.