Civil Division Judgments 2018

Selected judgments handed down in the Civil Division of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria during 2018.

 

Mark Kalmus v SXIQ Pty Ltd

Magistrate: J Grainger
Court: Magistrates' Court 
Division: General Civil Division 
Place of Hearing: Melbourne Magistrates' Court
Date of Hearing: 4 June 2018
Date of Judgment: 15 August 2018
Action No: H10877169
Medium Neutral Citation: [2018] VMC009
Number of Pages: 17
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2018  

Reasons for Decision

CATCHWORDS – Claim for notice payable under employment agreement – Whether plaintiff’s conduct amounted to serious misconduct.

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Yuanjun Holdings Pty Ltd and Ors v Min Luo

Magistrate: P Ginnane
Court: Magistrates' Court 
Division: General Civil Division 
Place of Hearing: Melbourne Magistrates' Court
Date of Hearing: 13 & 14 March 2018
Date of Judgment: 29 March 2018
Action No: H10948835
Medium Neutral Citation: [2018] VMC007
Number of Pages: 28
Copyright: Magistrates' Court of Victoria, 2018  

Reasons for Decision

Catchwords: Defamation - Publications on internet - Arbitration of small claim - Referred into Court as hearing pursuant to s104 of Magistrates’ Court Act 1989 - Circumstances rendering proceeding inapplicable as an arbitration - Imputations - Defamation Act 2005 - Defence of Qualified Privilege – Defence of Contextual Truth – Damages – Method of assessment.

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