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  1. The continuing evolution of defamation law in Victoria

    30 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    For some time now, defamation legislation has been a hotly debated area in the wake of numerous high profile claims and the increasingly widespread use of social and electronic communications. This prompted a review in July 2020 which resulted in the...

  2. Millions in Damages for 60 Minutes’ work: Broadcaster’s Limited Success in Defamation Appeal

    16 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Trigger Warning: This article contains details about a natural disaster which may be upsetting for some readers. Reader discretion is advised. The Queensland Court of Appeal has provided guidance concerning the liability of several concurrent tortfeasors...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. ‘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...

  6. 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...

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