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Schoolboy ordered to pay $105,000 damages for defamatory tweets - how to ensure that you or your staff aren’t next

  • Lander & Rogers
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  • Australia, United Kingdom
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  • March 7 2014

Recent judgments of Australian and UK courts have shown that anyone from school leavers to media veterans can fall foul of defamation laws if they are

Forty Two International Pty Limited v Barnes 2014 FCA 85

  • Griffith Hack
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  • Australia, United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2014

On 18 February 2014 judgment was handed down in Forty Two International Pty Limited v Barnes 2014 FCA 85. The judgment is relevant for the way it

Social media in the workplace - risks for employees and lessons for employers

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
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  • February 28 2014

Recent cases have highlighted the perils of social media for employees, and the importance for employers of managing these issues correctly. Workplace

Pushing the boundaries of trade mark law (part 1) The Glee Club v Glee and “wrong way around” confusion

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia
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  • April 4 2014

Well, fans of hit TV show GLEE will be rocked by the recent decision from Roger Wyand QC (sitting as Deputy Judge of the UK High Court) finding that

Six figure damages award for Twitter defamation

  • MARQUE Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 7 2014

How much damage can you do in 140 characters? A lot, it turns out. According to the NSW District Court, about $105,000. That's $750 per character

Recent Court of Appeal decision serves as a warning sign for public authorities

  • HopgoodGanim
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  • Australia
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  • March 6 2014

The placement and content of warning signs has undergone extensive judicial scrutiny in recent times, particularly in relation to signs erected by

Penalty judgement entered after ACCC takes action on fake testimonials

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • February 14 2014

On 17 January 2014, the Federal Court handed down judgment against P & N Pty Ltd, P& N NSW Pty Ltd (trading as Euro Solar) and Worldwide Energy and

Defamation online: legal perils of social media postings

  • CBP Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • February 13 2014

Companies can be held liable for defamatory tweets or comments made on their corporate Facebook page, even if those comments have been made by third

AOD-9604: patents, peptides, performance and.cellulite?

  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
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  • Australia
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  • May 14 2013

Australia is no stranger to sporting scandals. Cricket's "John the bookmaker" affair, horse racing's "Fine Cotton" scandal and any number of player

Court finds Optus misled consumers on network coverage

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia
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  • February 24 2014

If you heard the following sentence in an advertisement, what would you think it means? "When it comes to the percentage of Australians the Optus