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Google is now capable of being liable for defamation

Google is now capable of being liable for defamation

In a recent case, the Victorian Supreme Court found that a search engine is a “publisher” for the purposes of a defamation action, even prior to receiving notice of the defamatory content. The judge said Google is like a newsagent who sells a defamatory publication....

Facing the consequences of using Facebook

Facing the consequences of using Facebook

We have recently seen a spate of matters involving the use of online posts on a public Facebook page to target individuals or corporations. Some seem to think that posts are private comments and not actionable – but nothing could be further from the truth. If a...

What are the damages relating to defamation?

What are the damages relating to defamation?

Anyone who has had damaging material published about them can take legal action against those responsible. This can include journalists, publishers, broadcasters, distributors and others. Damages for defamation include several distinct components: Compensation for...

Manage, assess and minimise the risk in litigation

Manage, assess and minimise the risk in litigation

Risk is an unavoidable factor in all litigation. No one can guarantee you success! So if you make the decision to litigate, risk management and risk assessment are crucial throughout the process. Get all of your evidence together and ensure that it will be available...

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