Suing Google for defamation

GPs could be able to sue Google for defamatory comments posted by disgruntled patients on doctor-review sites based on a recent Australian court decision involving the internet giant.

In what has been described as a “seminal moment in defamation law” by one legal expert, the Supreme Court of SA has cast its judgement on a long-running case brought by former SA Health researcher Dr Janice Duffy (PhD).