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Voller's case: High Court affirms media are liable for third party comments

Australia - September 9 2021 Sweeping changes in modern communication do not warrant relaxing the strictness of the common law regarding the publication of defamatory material. So…

Rebecca Dunn, Andrew Floro, Kate Harrison, Andrew Hii, Alexander Ryan, Jacob Saulwick.

Competing Class Actions: First in (is still) not best dressed

Australia - March 12 2021 In another significant class action decision from the High Court (Wigmans v AMP Limited [2021] HCA 7), a 3:2 majority of the Court has affirmed the…

Dominic Eberl, Antonia Garling, Richard Harris, Crispian Lynch, Matt Mackenzie, Rebecca Spigelman.

Common Fund Orders At Settlement May Still Be Available, Courts Rule

Australia - November 4 2020 In doing so, both Courts not only made it clear that in their view the question of whether CFOs can be made at settlement remains wide open, but also…

Richard Harris, Crispian Lynch, Matt Mackenzie, Rebecca Spigelman.

NSW Court of Appeal confirms media companies liable as publishers of defamatory Facebook comments by third parties

Australia - June 3 2020 The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of Rothman J in June 2019 that media companies are publishers of comments made by the public on their…

Kate Harrison, Andrew Hii, Alexander Ryan, Marina Yang.

NSW Court of Appeal confirms settlement of class actions still a tricky proposition

Australia - April 24 2020 The NSW Court of Appeal has held class closure orders which extinguish the rights of unregistered class members before settlement approval or final…

Kate Bouffler, Richard Harris, Philippa Hofbrucker, Crispian Lynch, Matt Mackenzie, Alice Pailthorpe, Rebecca Spigelman.