Twitter Libel Actions in Three Jurisdictions – Courtney Love, Chris Cairns, Joseph Meggitt

19 02 2012

Three libel actions involving Twitter have been in the news around the world this week.  The first is in the USA and involves Courtney Love (again).  The second is due to be the first twitter libel trial – in England in two weeks’ time.  Finally, in Australia there is news of a claim against Twitter Inc itself as the publisher of a defamatory tweet.  Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking, What Phone Hacking? – News Corporation and “wilful blindness”: Kirsten Sjøvoll

19 02 2012

If nothing else, the phone hacking furore is keeping lawyers on both sides of the Atlantic busy. This time, it is the turn of the New Yorkers, as it was announced this week that the FBI, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), and the Security Exchange Commission (“SEC”) are stepping up their investigations into allegations of bribery and corruption at the New York-based News Corp. Read the rest of this entry »