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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. 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...

  3. Trustee de son tort – Director of corporate trustee caused trust funds to be distributed to himself

    30 September 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    This case demonstrates the risks of not understanding what it means to have an interest in, or play a role in a trust. A director of a corporate trustee used money borrowed on security over the corporate trustee’s assets to acquire properties and...

  4. ‘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...

  5. Insurance broker ordered to pay client’s copyright infringement settlement with Microsoft after failing to advise of potential risk

    13 March 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Online retailer PC Case Gear has been awarded damages from its former insurance broker, Instrat Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd. The Federal Court held that a reasonably competent insurance broker would have discerned a risk of copyright infringement from the...

  6. Ongoing focus on corruption risk in Victorian Local Government

    24 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    In September 2019 Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) released a special report into local government procurement and corruption risk (Special Report).[1] The Special Report is notable given the wider context of...

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