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Successful Outcome in Preliminary Defamation Proceedings

A potentially defamatory “Australian” article In February 2019, The Australian published several online and print versions of an article entitled “NDIS provider did time for fraud“. The articles described Ms. McPhee, an individual with previous fraud convictions. The article explained that Ms. McPhee was the current “chief” of a Registered Service Provider for the NDIS  Read more about Successful Outcome in Preliminary Defamation Proceedings[…]

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Appeal court finds that media companies are publishers of third party Facebook comments

MEDIA RELEASE – 1 JUNE 2020 The NSW Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, today released its decision in the matter of Fairfax, Nationwide News and Australian News Channel v Voller. In the first case of its kind in this country, this is a landmark decision that will alter the face of how social media is Read more about Appeal court finds that media companies are publishers of third party Facebook comments[…]

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Perth man lodges $350,000 defamation claim over Slack group chat comments

Perth man and operator of E-Station, a supplier of EV (electric vehicle) charging equipment, Patrick Finnegan, is suing for defamation as a result of three mens’ comments via the through the business social media outlet Slack.  Mr. Finnegan is seeking a claim of $350,000 in general damages as well as aggravated and special damages through Read more about Perth man lodges $350,000 defamation claim over Slack group chat comments[…]

“Stay Clear of This Place!”: Cheng v Lok, a successful defamation suit against an erroneous Google Review

How badly can a negative, and wholly inaccurate, Google review affect your reputation and business? Can the law properly protect your reputation in the age of anonymous, online publication? These very contemporary questions was the subject of Cheng v Lok 1 , a recent defamation action brought by Adelaide barrister Gordon Cheng (in an unaccustomed Read more about “Stay Clear of This Place!”: Cheng v Lok, a successful defamation suit against an erroneous Google Review[…]

Defamation claim of the Yolngu people in the Northern Territory versus Channel 7 and the Sunrise program

Our principal lawyer Peter O’Brien, and solicitor Stewart O’Connell, were in the news last week. This publicity related to the defamation claim of the Yolgnu people in the Northern Territory versus Channel 7 and content broadcast on their Sunrise program. You can discover more about the media coverage in the following links: Guardian: Channel Seven settles defamation Read more about Defamation claim of the Yolngu people in the Northern Territory versus Channel 7 and the Sunrise program[…]

Dylan Voller Wins Landmark Social Media Defamation Case

Media Release – 24/06/2019 Former youth detainee Dylan Voller, launched defamation action against three media organisations over comments made by public users on the respective Facebook pages of those organisations. Today in the Supreme Court of NSW, Justice Rothman found in essence that each of the defendants were not merely conduits for the comments. They Read more about Dylan Voller Wins Landmark Social Media Defamation Case[…]

Geoffrey Rush Wins $2.9 Million on #MeToo Defamation Case

Geoffrey Rush was awarded a staggering $2.9 million after winning his defamation case against The Daily Telegraph. The Oscar-winner, 67, was wrongfully accused of “inappropriate behaviour” towards a female co-star in a series of reports by the newspaper publication. Record breaking defamation payout: economic loss, compensatory aggravated damages The record-breaking defamation payout included $1.98 million Read more about Geoffrey Rush Wins $2.9 Million on #MeToo Defamation Case[…]

Rockett Launch Towards Universal Medicine

Although Serge Benhayon was found to be a ‘leader of a socially harmful cult’ by a Supreme Court jury, the self-proclaimed spiritual leader continues to practice the disturbing ideas he preaches. The wealthy founder of Universal Medicine, who believes he is the reincarnate of Leonardo da Vinci, suffered a crushing blow in his defamation case Read more about Rockett Launch Towards Universal Medicine[…]

Former Liberal MP wins Defamation Case against Local Newspaper

Local newspaper published article against former Liberal MP In 2016 a local newspaper Benalla Ensign published an article alleging that former Liberal MP Sophie Mirabella had “pushed” her political opponent, MP Cathy McGowan, out of a photo opportunity with MP Ken Wyatt at a nursing home. Mrs Mirabella approached the newspaper, Ms McGowan and Mr Read more about Former Liberal MP wins Defamation Case against Local Newspaper[…]

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