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Judge condemns Google’s conduct in Barilaro defamation trial

A Judge described Google’s conduct as “extraordinary”, leaving him “dumbfounded”, during the Barilaro Google defamation hearing in the Federal Court. Former MP John Barilaro is suing the tech giant over two videos posted to their YouTube platform. “Vile and racist” videos subject of Google defamation claim Barilaro launched legal action against both Google and the …

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Court Enters Judgment In Favour Of Terrance Flowers Aka Kelly In Defamation Claim Against Channel Seven

Here is our statement on the resolution of the Terrance Flowers defamation lawsuit: Media statement on Terrance Flowers Aka Kelly defamation claim against Channel Seven   The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in Perth, Justice Peter Quinlan, today entered judgment in open court for Mr. Terrance Flowers in his defamation claim against …

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Royal Commission evidence and imputations: recent defamation cases

Recent defamation cases have set down precedents for the use of Royal Commission material in defamation proceedings, and for determining how different your claim can be from the truth. I can’t remember exactly what they said – can I still sue for defamation? The answer is “yes”. This was the gist of the decision handed …

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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones found liable for defamation over Sandy Hook allegations

Conspiracy theorist and far-right broadcaster Alex Jones has been found liable for defamation over his assertions that the Sandy Hook Massacre was a hoax. In 2012, a 20-year-old gunman fatally shot twenty children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in North-East America.  The gunman then killed himself. Judge Barbara Bellis defaulted the Infowars …

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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones found liable for defamation over Sandy Hook allegations

Aboriginal man Terrance Kelly Flowers wrongly accused by 7 Network for abduction of Cleo Smith

MEDIA STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF TERRANCE KELLY – 5 NOVEMBER 2021 MAN WRONGLY ACCUSED BY THE SEVEN NETWORK OF BEING ARRESTED FOR THE CLEO SMITH ABDUCTION   O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors have been engaged by Mr. Terrance Kelly aka Flowers and his family to represent him in a defamation claim against the Seven Network. …

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Terrance Kelly Flowers: MAN WRONGLY ACCUSED BY THE SEVEN NETWORK OF BEING ARRESTED FOR THE CLEO SMITH ABDUCTION

Large settlement for defamation against Australian Financial Review for fraudulent lawyer article

In February 2020, The Australian Financial Review published an article on Nigerian-born man Vincent Ejueyitsi titled “‘Life experience degree’ does not make you a lawyer, court says” The article made imputations that he attempted to obtain a law degree by fraudulent means. The plaintiff got sufficient legal training to become a lawyer With a Masters …

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Australian Financial Review:Defamation apology from Australian Financial Review for fraudulent lawyer article

The Wigs Podcast episode on Voller High Court decision

Principal Solicitor Peter O’Brien and Senior Defamation Solicitor Stewart O’Connell feature on the latest episode of the The Wigs podcast to discuss the latest High Court result with the host barristers. This follows the High Court recently handing down a decision in favour of Dylan Voller, who is a client of O’Brien Criminal & Civil …

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High Court backs Dylan Voller and dismisses media appeal

MEDIA RELEASE – 8 SEPTEMBER 2021 In an historic decision, the High Court today dismissed the appeals of Fairfax, Nationwide News and Australian News Channel, finding that they were rightly held to be responsible as publishers of defamatory third-party comments on their respective Facebook pages. In July 2017, Dylan Voller commenced proceedings against the three …

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BREAKING HIGH COURT DISMISSES MEDIA'S APPEAL IN VOLLER DEFAMATION CASE

Politicians opting to sue for defamation in Federal Court

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro has launched defamation proceedings in the Federal Court against both YouTuber FriendlyJordies, and the Internet giant Google. Barilaro joins the likes of Christian Porter, Sarah Hanson-Young and Peter Dutton, who have opted to file in the judge-only court. Filed last week, Mr Barilaro claims he was defamed by Mr Jordan …

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Politicians opting to sue for defamation in the Federal Court

The Media v Dylan Voller – The High Court Hearing

The matter of Fairfax Media, Nationwide News and Australian News Channel against Dylan Voller made its way up to the High Court of Australia on Tuesday 18 May. Almost four years since Mr Voller filed his defamation claim against the media companies, the full bench of the High Court heard the matter. In legal speak, …

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