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Publication    November 22, 2015  
Brett Smith v Ken Lucht

All in the family … An Ipswich solicitor who was likened to the hapless lawyer featured in the Australian film The Castle has his defamation action dismissed … The plaintiff was unlikely to suffer harm by being called “Dennis Denuto” to two members of his family ... more

Publication    November 18, 2015  
Milorad Trkulja v Google Inc

A Melbourne man who reaped substantial damages from Google and Yahoo over defamatory search engine results enjoys another victory … Victorian Supreme Court finds Google is a publisher, even prior to receiving notice ... more

Publication    November 3, 2015  
Dr Janice Duffy v Google Inc

South Australian researcher succeeds in defamation case against Google over search results and hyperlinks which implied she was a “psychic stalker” ... Supreme Court Justice Malcolm Blue finds Google took an active role in publishing the material … Rico Jedrzejczyk reports ... more

Publication    August 10, 2015  
Stephane (Steve) Paris and Angel Garden v Andrew Lewis and Melanie Byng

Deputy (UK) High Court judge dismisses libel claim brought over tweets and re-tweets ... They were “too ephemeral to be a substantial tort” ... This report from the (UK) Press Association’s Media Lawyer ... more

Publication    May 27, 2015  
Rabie Chehade v Tania Mihailuk

Defamation action brought by one-time Bankstown City Council candidate fails at the threshold …. There is no reliable evidence his rival’s wife, Labor MP Tania Mihailuk, said the defamatory words … Case re-opened after a witness for the plaintiff confesses to perjury ... more

Publication    March 23, 2015  
Rateb Jneid v Western Australian Newspapers Limited

Newspaper front-page displayed in glass box is a distinct publication with arguable “smoke” and the ordinary reasonable reader is not a lawyer, says WA Supreme Court Justice Ken Martin … Carmel Galati reports ... more