From: Jason Neyers <>
Date: 22/05/2015 11:19:23 UTC
Subject: ODG: The Tort of Intimidation

Dear Colleagues:
Those of you interested in the Economic Torts will be interested to know that the High Court of Australia has denied leave in the case of CFMEU v Boral.  This was the case in which the plaintiff had sought to have the High Court excise the tort of intimidation from the common law of Australia.  A transcript can be found at:
I found some of the exchanges quite assuming, especially when Keane J asked whether any Australia textbook fails to mention the tort.  If the content of Australian law is set by the textbooks what need is there of the judges?
Jason Neyers
Professor of Law
Faculty of Law
Western University
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