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  1. Delusional Facebook posts hit for $875,000

    14 October 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Federal Court of Australia has awarded damages of $875,000 (including aggravated damages) to a Member of the House of Representatives, her husband and a not-for-profit charity organisation she founded arising out of “delusional” and...

  2. Appeal against hefty damages award to actor Geoffrey Rush for defamation fails

    27 July 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Full Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by Nationwide News against a finding of liability for publication of defamatory articles about prominent Australian actor Geoffrey Rush. In Issue A finding that the publications conveyed a particular pleaded...

  3. ‘Trump -v- Twitter’ and implications related to commercial social media use in Australia

    2 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    As the ‘Trump -v- Twitter’ saga unfolds, a spotlight has been shone on the legalities of social media and, in particular, the adequacy of current legislation in our constantly evolving digital world. Broadly speaking, the saga concerns certain...

  4. You’ve got mail: Author of email regarding strata committee chair succeeds in defamation appeal

    16 December 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The New South Wales Court of Appeal recently allowed an appeal in a defamation proceeding concerning a tenant’s email regarding a strata committee chair, concluding the defence of common law qualified privilege defeated the claim. In Issue the...

  5. Hyperlink at your own peril

    18 July 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The case concerns an appeal brought by Ms Katrina Bailey, who was found liable for the defamation of David Bottrill by placing a functioning hyperlink on her Facebook page which connected recipients to a YouTube page plainly defamatory of Mr Bottrill. In...

  6. Facebook public page posters beware

    27 June 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Supreme Court of New South Wales this week handed down its judgment in Voller v Nationwide News Pty Ltd & Ors[1], a potentially significant decision for parties using public Facebook and other social media pages to share content. In Voller, the...

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