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Baker McKenzie | Australia | 5 Oct 2021

News providers in Australia have defamation liability for comments posted on websites

The High Court has held that administrators of public social media accounts will be treated as the publishers of third-party posts, for defamation purposes, even prior to becoming aware of those posts. This raises the risk level for anyone with a public Facebook page or other social media account that allows third parties to post comments. The reasoning applies to any public social media......
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Mills Oakley | Australia | 4 Oct 2021

Summary judgment and indemnity costs - the consequences of pleading conspiracy and fraud without evidence

Jeffrey Stewart Lee [Lee] is the sole director and shareholder of Kingsfield Holdings Pty Ltd (Kingsfield). Lee is a Legal Practitioner and a…
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Level Twenty Seven Chambers | Australia | 29 Sep 2021

Update on Defamation Law in Queensland

The Defamation (Model Provisions) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021 (the Act) commenced on 1 July 2021. This session, which took place 29…
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Jones Day | Australia | 23 Sep 2021

Australia's High Court Confirms Facebook Page "Owner" Responsible For Defamatory Comments by Third Parties

The application of existing principles of defamation law to social media and other online platforms continues to pique the interest of online platform…
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Chamberlains Law Firm | Australia | 19 Sep 2021

Media Companies ‘Publishers’ of Third Party Comments

Last week the High Court of Australia handed down a decision in the long-running matter of Fairfax Media Publications Pty v Voller, Nationwide News…
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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 17 Sep 2021

Court clarifies whether immunity from suit extends to an examinee questioned under section 236 of the Insolvency Act 1986

The Court of Appeal has overturned a decision of the High Court on whether immunity from suit, generally afforded to participants in court…
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Stewarts LLP | United Kingdom | 14 Sep 2021

The rise and rise of defamation on social media

Gone are the days when defamation cases going all the way to trial typically involved newspapers and high-profile individuals. Increasingly, we are…
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King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 14 Sep 2021

Who’s paying the toll for online trolls: the High Court in Voller rules on the meaning of “publisher” in defamation law

On 8 September 2021, the High Court handed down its highly anticipated judgment in the case of Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd v Voller; Nationwide…
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Cordato Partners | Australia, Hong Kong, USA | 13 Sep 2021

How can you protect against defamatory comments on your Facebook page?

Everyone with a social media presence in Australia needs to seriously think about dealing with defamatory comments made on their platform or web page…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Australia | 10 Sep 2021

Defamation law for the digital age: The High Court decides media companies are “publishers” of third party Facebook comments

The High Court in Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd v Voller [2021] HCA 27 (Voller) found that media companies were “publishers” of third-party…
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