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SCANDAL. A scandalous verbal report or rumor respecting some person.
     2. The remedy is an action on the case.
     3. In chancery practice, when a bill or other pleading contains scandal, it will be referred to a master to be expunged, and till this has been done, the opposite party need not answer. 3 Bl. Com. 342. Nothing is considered scandalous which is positively relevant to the cause, however harsh and gross the charge may be. The degree of relevancy is not deemed material. Coop. Eq. Pl. 19; 2 Ves. 24; 6 Ves. 514, 11 Ves. 626; 15 Ves. 477; Story Eq. Plo. Sec. 269 Vide Impertinent.

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The judgement observed that the tenor and content of the speech of Talal Chaudhry clearly showed that it was designed and worded to scandalise the court and to bring the judges of this court into hatred, ridicule or contempt.
The parties include wealthy individuals, parastatal chiefs and government institutions whose operations have been the subject of investigations by the committees.The angry legislators attacked the media, accusing them of taking advantage of the respect accorded to them to scandalise Parliament in the guise of press freedom and demanded that Speaker Justin Muturi prevents journalists from covering Parliament.
'We found that the alleged contemnor is guilty of the charge to scandalise this court and its judges and bring its authority into hatred, ridicule and disrespect, thereby obstructing, interfering with and prejudicing the process of law and due course of proceedings of this court,' the judgment stated.
and he were thrown into the sea than that he should scandalise one of these little ones."
Mrs Henderson Presents (12ABob Hoskins and Judi Dench scandalise London.
Justice Ahmed observed in the judgement that the court had closely looked and examined two transcripts of the speeches and apparently found that such utterances by Tallal Chaudhry amounted to abuse, scandalise and tend to bring the court into hatred, ridicule or contempt within the meaning of Article 204 of the Constitution and was substantially detrimental to the administration of justice.
In his petition, he prayed to the court to initiate contempt of court proceedings against the former Prime Minister under article 204 (2b) of the constitution that reads 'A court shall have power to punish any person who (a) abuses, interferes with or obstruct the process of the court in any way or (b) scandalise the court or otherwise does anything which tends to bring the Court or a judge of the Court into hatred, ridicule or contempt.'