Damages for Online Defamation – Recent Cases – Updated August 2021

Recent Cases – July 2019 to August 2021 Stephens Lawyers & Consultants* Publication of defamatory comments on websites, social media and business networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn can cause devastating harm to both personal and business reputation and business losses.  Some of the defamatory material published is of such an extreme… Read More

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Advertising Compliance: Therapeutic Goods Act and Australian Consumer Law

by Katarina Klaric, Principal, Stephens Lawyers & Consultants Knowing the advertising laws that apply to the marketing and advertising of a particular product or services is critical to avoid breaches resulting in fines and court proceedings. The recent case of Lorna Jane “Anti-virus Activewear” advertising and marketing campaign provides an example of how an advertising… Read More

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Interlocutory Injunctions in Defamation & Injurious Falsehood: Recent Cases

25 August 2020 Introduction Individuals and businesses continue to be targets of defamatory statements, and false or disparaging reviews published on social media platforms such as Facebook or Google My Business, which cause significant reputational damage and loss. Where the publisher refuses to take down the offending material, the affected party has no option but… Read More

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