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Tanzanian Tycoon’s Claim Falls Flat: Mengi v Hermitage [2012] EWHC 3445

In 2004, Sarah Hermitage, an English solicitor, and her husband, Stewart Middleton, an agronomist, bought a lease to the Silverdale Farm in Tanzania for $112,000. They wanted to live there peacefully and build up an agricultural business, exporting vegetables to … Continue reading

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Blogging in Canada goes back to trial: Baglow v Smith [2012] ONCA 407

Mr Baglow, a retired public servant in Canada, operates a left-wing blog called “Dawg’s Blawg”, where he used the pseudonym, Dr Blawg. Roger Smith is a right-wing kind of guy who writes on blogs like “Free Dominion” and others. If he … Continue reading

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Banker’s sexual harassment and defamation claims demolished: Dye v Commsec [2012] FCA 242

From March 2005 until November 2007, Vivienne Dye worked for Commsec. Her position was made redundant, and later, she made a claim to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission that she had been sexually harassed by two senior executives, … Continue reading

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Blog debate defamation: Baglow v Smith 2011 ONSC 5131, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Canada

Omar Khadr is a Canadian David Hicks. As a 15 year old, he was captured by American troops in Afghanistan, and he now lives in Guantanamo Bay. In the Canadian political “blogosphere”, Dr Dawg is a left-leaning blogger who believes … Continue reading

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