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Dialogue Consulting Pty Ltd v Instagram Inc & Ors

Federal Court of Australia, Victoria

 

File details

Applicant Dialogue Consulting Pty Ltd
(represented by Phi Finney Mcdonald)

Respondents

Instagram Inc (first respondent)

Facebook Inc (second respondent)
(represented by White & Case LLP)

Facebook Ireland Limited (third respondent)
(represented by White & Case LLP)

Instagram LLC
(represented by White & Case LLP)
(on 3 May 2019 Justice Beach ordered that Instagram, LLC be ordered as fourth respondent)

File Number VID369/2019
Filing date 11 April 2019
Registry Victoria
Judge Justice Beach
Hearing Case management hearing: 15 November 2019
Case management and interlocutory hearing: 17 May 2019
Administrative listing: 8 May 2019
Administrative listing: 3 May 2019
Interlocutory hearing: 15 April 2019
Claims

Details TBC - relates to use of SKED Social and withdawal of access to products (including SKED Social) - according to SMH reporting claims Facebook behaved unconscionably and denial of access will 'substantially lessen competition in the social media marketing space'.

Interlocutory proceedings

Court ordered respondents be restrained (until 5pm on 17 May 2019) from:

'(a) taking any action to terminate or to suspend the access of the Applicant, whether by itself, its officers, servants or agents (through its product, SKED Social or otherwise), to the Instagram and Facebook websites, services, platforms or networks;

(b) refusing to permit the Applicant, whether by itself, its officers, servants or agents access (through its product, SKED Social or otherwise), to the Instagram and Facebook websites, services, platforms or networks.'

Ordered Affidavit of Hugh Oliver Neason Stephens not be published or disclosed.

 

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