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Originally Posted by tomandjo View Post
No libel case to be answerwed here the garage broke the law NOT the customer.
But without absolute proof (and opinion is not sufficient) you would have no defence if the dealer did decide to sue for libel damages. In UK law, someone who is charged with libel is effectively guilty until proven innocent. As the forum's owners can be held responsible for the allegedly libellous comments, they'd have to be in posession of proof that the dealer had acted exactly as described and had attempted to rip off the customer. I suspect even the OP only has his memory of the conversation to go on, and nothing is there in writing to back up his story.

Chances are, no action would ever be taken - the garage would only be causing more trouble for itself with the negative publicity generated by the case. But you can't blame the site's owners for wanting to cover their backsides.
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