Case Law, Australia: Trkulja v Yahoo! – damages awarded against search engine operator – Polly Wilkins

18 11 2012

In the case of Trkulja v Yahoo! Inc LLC & Anor ([2012] VSC 88), after the jury had made findings on liability, Kaye J awarded damages of Aus$225,000 against the search engine Yahoo!  The case is of considerable general interest.  It deals with publication by an internet search engine provider and the factors to be taken into account when assessing damages where the alleged defamation concerns criminal acts.  Read the rest of this entry »