High Court rejects Optus’ appeal in TV Now case

Posted On September 14, 2012
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The High Court of Australia has refused Optus’ application for special leave to appeal the Full Court of the Federal Court’s decision in the TV Now case, National Rugby League Investments Pty Limited v Singtel Optus Pty Ltd.

K&WM reports that, after hearing argument from counsel for the applicants as to why special leave should be granted, their Honours Justices Gummow, Hayne and Bell declined to hear from counsel for the respondents.

Justice Gummow then gave judgment on behalf of the Court stating that special leave was refused because the applicants had insufficient prospects of successfully appealing against the Full Federal Court’s decision and the specific facts of the case were unlikely to yield more universal propositions.  Costs were ordered in favour of the respondents.

My post on the decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court is here.


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