- Melbourne defamation lawyer loses to Google: Defteros v Google LLC & Google Australia Pty Ltd  VSC 158
- Trkulja III not as good as the originals: Google Inc v Trkulja  VSCA 333
- Strip club owner is no brothel madam: Hardie v Herald & Weekly Times  VSCA 103
- Barrister’s internet defamation: He fought the law and the law won: Dods v McDonald  VSC 201
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Category Archives: Fair comment
Mildura Water Corporation Appeal hosed down: Lower Murray Urban and Rural Water Corporation v Di Masi & Ors  VSCA 104
In 2012, a jury in the Supreme Court of Victoria sat in Mildura, a small orange-picking town on the border of NSW, for 22 days (there were a further four days of legal argument) and heard a defamation case. At … Continue reading
In England, Frankie Boyle is a controversial Scottish comedian who swears a lot, grows fuzzy red beards and gets in trouble because he doesn’t know when he has crossed the line. While he would have been happy to have been … Continue reading
On 14 August 2005 in Sydney, Mamdouh Habib, a man who had seen more pain and adversity than any person ought to have to ever bear, ran the City to Surf. He did pretty well, but unbeknownst to him, this … Continue reading
Hobart Mercury’s Sleazy Campaign Yields Record Damages: Gunston v Davies Brothers Ltd  TASSC 15
Andrew Gunston was a policeman in Tasmania whojoined the Force in 1982. On the night of 12 October 2001, while off duty, he went to the Queenstown’s Empire Hotel for a drink. Or a few drinks. And a game of … Continue reading
Restaurant’s Three Hats from the Court of Appeal: Gacic v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd  NSWCA 362
In September 2003, a new swank restaraunt, Coco Roco opened to public fanfare in Sydney, with views over the Harbour. It had a $3 million fitout, it was expensive and it was going to set the new standard in fine … Continue reading