2Clix law suit against Whirlpool reportedly withdrawn

Whirlpool has issued a statement saying it has received informal notice from 2Clix that its case has been withdrawn

The recent legal proceedings brought against Whirlpool forum creator, Simon Wright, by the business and accounting software company 2Clix, appears to be on the cusp of being withdrawn.

2Clix had sued Wright for $150,000 in damages relating to alleged "injurious falsehoods" that occurred across several Whirlpool forum threads between September 2006 and July 2007.

The lawsuit received global media attention, and drew criticism from prominent law experts such as David Vaile, executive director of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre at UNSW, over its attack on free speech.

In a statement posted on the forum's homepage today at 1pm, Whirlpool staff wrote the following message:

Whirlpool has responded to media speculation that the 2Clix case against Simon Wright has been dropped.

Simon Wright and the Whirlpool legal team can confirm that they received informal notice from an employee of 2Clix that there may be an intention on the part of 2Clix to withdraw their Statement of Claim against Simon.

However Queensland Supreme Court records still show (as at time of posting this statement) that the legal action is current and active.

Whirlpool legal representatives have made repeated efforts to obtain formal confirmation from 2Clix' legal representatives, Turnbull and Co without success. As such, we do not believe it appropriate to state that the action has been withdrawn and will not make such statements until it the matter is finalised.

Whirlpool said that it had removed donation links for its legal costs soon after receiving the note from 2Clix.

The forum will offer refunds to those that donated once the matter is formally withdrawn.

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Andrew Hendry

Computerworld
Show Comments

Essentials

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?