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    Social Media Defamation: Bank Vs Trader

    Keyboard Warrior Defamation

    Have you aired your views in a social media comment or created a post yourself on a topical issue?

    Be warned!

    Bank Vs Trader

    A senior trader employed by ANZ Bank used LinkedIn to create a post that blamed China for the coronavirus pandemic and criticised the political and societal systems in the United States.

    His employer, ANZ, advised in a statement that the post did not reflect the bank’s views and “showed a distinct lack of judgment”.

    The bank trader then lodged defamation proceedings against the bank.

    Real Estate Agent Vs Tenant

    In another social media defamation case, a real estate agent received an online letter on Facebook from a tenant.

    The tenant was in a dispute with the real estate agent in relation to an end-of-lease inspection and a water bill.

    The real estate agent threatened legal action if the posts were not removed by the tenant.

    Our Experience

    Examples of our experience include cases involving:

    • Nasty rumours of workplace incompetence, designed to result in the sacking or demotion of the target.
    • Sexual misconduct allegations in the workplace.
    • Allegations that a business with multimillion dollar turnover was insolvent and unable to pay its debts.
    • Professional incompetence allegations against an accountant.

    How We Can Help

    Quinn & Scattini Lawyers’ Commercial Litigation Team are experienced with successfully representing clients in defamation cases, both employers and employees. We are strong negotiators and masters of litigation.

    Our team are experts in their area of law and go above-and-beyond to obtain the best possible result.

    We are proud to provide 5 star customer service.

    As 1 of our clients said “Invest in the best. Q&S“.

    Contact Us

    Have you been defamed on social media? Do you need to defend a claim against you? Get the best representation. Contact Quinn & Scattini’s litigation lawyers on 1800 999 529, email mail@rmolaw.com.au or submit an enquiry below.

    We are available to meet with you at any of our local offices (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Beenleigh, Cleveland and Jimboomba) or by telephone or video-conference.

    This article is for your information and interest only. It is not intended to be comprehensive, and it does not constitute and must not be relied on as legal advice. You must seek specific advice tailored to your circumstances.

    Commercial Litigation - Defamation

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