Last month, the Victorian Supreme Court awarded $4.56 million to Australian actress Rebel Wilson, who had successfully sued Woman’s Day publisher Bauer Media over articles which branded Wilson as a serial liar.
The latest episode in the Google litigation story has been written by the Colombian Constitutional Court. In the case of Fierro Calcedo v Google Inc (Judgment T-063A/17, in Spanish) that court ordered Google Inc, as the owner of “Blogger.com” to delete a blog which anonymously alleged that the claimant was guilty of fraud. Continue reading
Norwich Pharmacal orders may be made against individuals or companies who are not guilty of any wrongdoing but who are involved in that wrongdoing and can provide relevant information to an intended claimant. Norwich Pharmacal orders are now commonly sought against ISPs in order to compel disclosure of information held by them about their users. Continue reading
A photographer whose camera was used by a monkey to take a selfie recently settled a two-year legal battle against an animal rights group about copyright over the image. The lower court had denied the monkey a copyright, but the parties decided to settle before facing the appeals court. Continue reading
In a judgment handed down on 20 October 2017, Nicol J held that a statement in a Home Office press release which meant that Dr Salman Butt was “an extremist hate speaker who legitimises terrorism” was a statement of opinion rather than fact. There was a One Brick Court case comment. Continue reading