Thunder Studios Inc & Anor v Charif Kazal [2016] FCA

DEFAMATION - contextual truth - first respondent pleads contextual truth to defamatory imputation - applicants plea issue estoppel based on prior decision of the United Arab Emirates Court of Cessation - discovery - whether applicants should give discovery of documents from prior proceedings - privity - direction to first respondent to file affidavit verifying alleged need for discovery of documents to which he was privy from prior proceedings.

SECURITY FOR COSTS - foreign applicants - alleged defamatory imputations and misleading & deceptive statements made in website, Twitter and other online publications - security previously ordered - additional sum ordered pending further amendments to claim in light of new matters published

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC and Mark Polden appeared for a Californian corporate applicant and its CEO.