February 2, 2018

News Article Incorrectly uses Client’s Photo

Incorrect publication of client’s photo damaged his reputation

Our client AMQ was an Indigenous Australian man who found out that his photo was used in a news report when the article in fact referred to someone else entirely. As a result AMQ was connected to conduct that he had no involvement in and his character was brought into disrepute. AMQ sued the publisher for defamation.

Assisted client in receiving compensation and apology

On a no-win no-fee basis O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors helped AMQ sue and then arrange a negotiation with the publisher. As a result the publisher agreed to make an apology in the following week’s news as well as paying a hefty monetary sum to AMQ as compensation.