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Injunctions    April 24, 2017  
Justine Munsie & Ors v Shane Dowling

Lawyers for Kerry Stokes apply for permanent injunction against a notorious blogger who continues to publish defamatory material in breach of a plethora of court orders … NSW Supreme Court Justice Stephen Rothman seems unimpressed by the defendant’s “submissions” ... more

Injunctions    April 5, 2017  
Sean Carolan v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd (No 7)

NSW Supreme Court Justice Lucy McCallum refuses to grant a “wholly successful” defamation plaintiff permanent injunctions … The defamatory material was removed after judgment and any risk of “inadvertent repetition” is small ... more

Injunctions    February 27, 2017  
Seven Network (Operations) Limited & Anor v Amber Harrison

NSW Supreme Court Justice Robert McDougall gives his reasons for continuing to “gag” the former lover of Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner … Both sides come in for criticism in what the judge describes as a “welter of accusation and counter-accusation” ... more

Injunctions    February 27, 2017  
Tosson Mahmoud v Australian Broadcasting Corporation

A self-represented plaintiff fails to prevent the ABC, Fairfax Media (and 27 others) from publishing that he has been declared a vexatious litigant … NSW Supreme Court Justice Lucy McCallum finds his claim for injunctive relief “hopeless” ... more

Injunctions    February 21, 2017  
Seven Network (Operations) Limited & Anor v Amber Harrison

Seven West Media succeeds in continuing wide-ranging gag order against Amber Harrison, the former lover of the media company’s chief executive … Media gets access to documents from both sides, including sensational emails from Harrison ... more

Injunctions    February 16, 2017  
Seven Network (Operations) Limited & Anor v Amber Harrison

NSW Supreme Court grants wide-ranging interim injunction … Latest developments in the war between ex-mistress of Seven West Media chief executive Tim Worner and Seven’s lawyers … Injunctive orders and warning letter to the media – in full ... more

Injunctions    January 30, 2017  
Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 v Shane Dowling (No 2)

Late 2016 saw a mixed result for those seeking to suppress publication … Two women a notorious blogger accused of having sex with Seven West Media boss Tim Worner succeeded … Not so former NSW deputy police commissioner Nick Kaldas, who lost his bid to injunct an ombudsman’s report into police bugging operations ... more

Injunctions    January 27, 2017  
Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v Telstra Corporation Ltd

Federal Court of Australia orders internet providers to block access to torrenting and movie streaming sites … They are in breach of a new provision in the Copyright Act 1968 ... Naaman Zhou reports a decision which also let VPNs off the hook ... more