Court dismisses $10 million defamation case over GP’s 26-year-old referral letter

The case 'could only be described as vexatious', two supreme court judges said.
Supreme Court of SA.

A GP accused of defaming a patient in a referral letter he wrote in 1997 has prevailed after the “vexatious” $10 million claim was thrown out of court — twice. 

The case revolved around the GP’s referral of the patient to a psychiatric ward in November 1997.