There was a significant Court decision in QLD yesterday .
I am not saying I have all the facts BUT...
A School Principal at a School not far from here, sued several parents (of her School students)…. for comments they made on the internet. These comments were stark and clear, really lambasting the Principal .
I think there were about 6 people involved on the Respondents side, maybe more. . Some settled, one was held unaccountable, and 2 parents were held to be liable for damages against this person. They dug in their heels and went to Court. The decision was clear.
This couple would not accept this decision. I wonder if they will try to appeal.
They were ordered to pay 3000x2 . The husband had smashed in her door, and the wife was still virulent , even after she was held to be guilty. They lost all their possessions to legal costs in defending their comments.. another respondent declared bankruptcy.
( Seems it took 4 years to get to this decision.)
I AGREE totally with the decision of the Court.
People are responsible for their actions. Defamation of people by twitter, for example, is NOT acceptable.
Oh dear what a complicated world we have woven.