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Defamation: what are aggravated damages and when are they awarded?

February 8, 2018

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert DEFAMATION: WHAT ARE AGGRAVATED DAMAGES AND WHEN ARE THEY AWARDED? – By Andrew Carpenter – A recent decision of the Supreme Court of South Australia demonstrates the dangers of publishing defamatory comments about someone, particularly if it’s done on multiple occasions.  After a member of a local shooting…

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Help! I’m being sued for defamation. What should I do?

January 30, 2018

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert HELP! I’M BEING SUED FOR DEFAMATION. WHAT SHOULD I DO? – By Andrew Carpenter – One of the greatest modern-day developments is the internet. It has enabled us to access a wealth of information, to tap into any conceivable topic in a matter of seconds and to self-publish…

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TAFE SA’s woes may lead to legal action by students

December 6, 2017

Click to Call TAFE SA’s WOES MAY LEAD TO LEGAL ACTION BY STUDENTS – By Andrew Carpenter – It was a bombshell that rocked TAFE SA, one of the most revered institutions in the South Australian education sector.  Just recently, an audit report was released with findings that 16 TAFE SA courses were falling short…

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Defamation: social media can be a weapon of mass destruction

October 31, 2017

Click to Call DEFAMATION: SOCIAL MEDIA CAN BE A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION – By Andrew Carpenter – Where would we be without Facebook? Or Snapchat and Twitter? And how did anyone find a new job before LinkedIn? For so many of us, our lives have been transformed by social media. It’s a great way…

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Personal injury claims: if you sue, will you get your money?

September 14, 2017

Click to Call PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM: IF YOU SUE, WILL YOU GET YOUR MONEY? – By Glen Pearce – After a co-worker assaulted him without warning, a man was seriously injured. His injuries were extensive and ongoing, meaning that he could no longer work. After his workers compensation payments ended, he successfully took legal action…

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First Home Owner Grant: have you broken the law?

July 13, 2017

FIRST HOME OWNER GRANT: HAVE YOU BROKEN THE LAW? – By Marwa Shabbar – It’s a scheme that has helped thousands of Australians to achieve their dream of home ownership. As property prices continue to rise, it’s become an increasingly important aspect of property transactions. But like all things, the nationally implemented First Home Owner Grant (FHOG)…

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Car accident: “it wasn’t my fault, so why am I liable?”

February 19, 2017

CAR ACCIDENT: “IT WASN’T MY FAULT, SO WHY AM I LIABLE?” If my car is rear-ended in a chain collision, how can it be my fault?  If I hit a car that pulls out in front of me when they were supposed to give way isn’t it their fault?  The question of who is responsible…

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Broken engagement: can I get back the ring?

December 29, 2016

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert BROKEN ENGAGEMENT: CAN I GET BACK THE RING? Who gets the ring when an engagement is broken? This was the issue in a recent case in the ACT. It raises interesting questions about whether engagement rings can be treated as gifts or as items that are held on…

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Google search: what if I’ve been defamed?

November 28, 2016

Click to Call GOOGLE SEARCH: WHAT IF I’VE BEEN DEFAMED? – By Glen Pearce – Have you ever Googled your own name and been concerned with the results? A Queensland man recently made a legal claim against internet giant Google, alleging that defamatory material that had been previously removed from its search engine had been…

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Wedding cancelled: can the deposit be refunded?

October 24, 2016

Click to Call WEDDING CANCELLED: CAN THE DEPOSIT BE REFUNDED? Most people expect that a “non-refundable” deposit is just that. If you don’t go ahead with your plans, you lose it. But after cancelling their wedding, a couple has successfully convinced a court that most of their deposit should be refunded. Background In December 2014,…

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