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Case of the Day: Flo Rida v. Mothership Music

Posted on August 28, 2013

The name of today’s case of the day, Flo Rida v. Mothership Music Pty Ltd. [2013] NSWCA 268, is perfect. Flo Rida is an American rapper. He had a contract to perform at the Fat As Butter music festival in Newcastle, New South Wales, in 2011. He didn’t perform, and the festival’s organizer, Mothership Music, sued him in the District Court for breach of contract. The judge authorized service of process via Facebook. Ultimately, a default judgment entered, and Flo Rida appealed. The Court of Appeal allowed the appeal and set aside the judgment. The grounds of the decision were a little bit anticlimactic from a Letters Blogatory perspective. The District Court is a court of inferior jurisdiction, and Justice MacFarlan held that the…

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