21 Nov 2012

Samoa judge strikes out defamation case against online Talamua Media

12:08 pm on 21 November 2012

The defamation claim in Samoa by a former Electric Power Corporation employee against the online Talamua media agency has been struck out.

Matafeo Reupena Matafeo had filed a 100,000 US dollar claim against Talamua alleging defamation over two articles published in August and November last year in which he was mentioned.

The judge, Patu Falefatu Maka Sapolu, struck out the matter after the plaintiff and the defendant signed an agreement for the case to be discontinued upon application by the plaintiff's lawyer.

The agreement has also settled the matter through mediation without any cost to each party.