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Herald Sun exec’s honest opinion defence survives in case by ex-Labor MP Melissa Parke
Defamation 2021-02-18 6:13 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Former Labor MP Melissa Parke has failed in her bid to strike down the honest opinion defence of Herald Sun executive Dr Colin Rubenstein in […]

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Fairfax out of pocket $2.4M after being hit with indemnity costs in Elaine Stead defamation case
Defamation 2021-02-08 2:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Nine-owned Fairfax will have to pay out over $2 million in legal fees after being hit with indemnity costs on top of a $280,000 judgment […]

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Fairfax rejected settlement offers with ‘bugger off letters’, Elaine Stead tells court
Defamation 2021-02-04 3:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Venture capitalist Dr Elaine Stead is seeking indemnity costs after being awarded $280,000 in her defamation case against Nine-owned Fairfax, which she accuses of rejecting […]

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Elaine Stead awarded $280,000 for AFR’s ‘targeted campaign of offensive mockery’
Defamation 2021-01-27 11:26 am By Miklos Bolza

Venture capitalist Dr Elaine Stead has been awarded $280,000 in her defamation case against the Nine-owned Australian Financial Review after the Federal Court found she […]

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No rest for deep sleep therapy defamation case after appeal filed
Appeals 2021-01-11 3:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two psychiatrists at the heart of the Chelmsford deep sleep therapy scandal have launched an appeal of a decision dismissing their defamation case against HarperCollins […]

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Fairfax looks to pare Elaine Stead’s defamation case mid-trial
Defamation 2020-12-04 7:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

Nine-owned Fairfax has denied that two Australian Financial Review articles implied that venture capitalist Dr Elaine Stead “deliberately” destroyed capital, as it seeks to significantly […]

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Elaine Stead is ‘cretinously stupid’, AFR columnist tells court
Defamation 2020-12-07 10:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

The columnist behind two allegedly defamatory Australian Financial Review articles has told the court that he believed former Blue Sky managing director Dr Elaine Stead […]

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Elaine Stead says ‘terrible investor’ label worse than being called a fraud
Defamation 2020-12-03 11:15 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Being called a fraud is not as bad as being labelled a “terrible investor”, venture capitalist Dr Elaine Stead has said during trial in her […]

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Subpoenas can’t be issued ‘willy nilly’ to dodge journalist privilege, judge says in Elaine Stead case
Defamation 2020-11-19 5:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has set aside a subpoena issued by venture capitalist Elaine Stead in her defamation lawsuit against Fairfax, saying subpoenas could not just be […]

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Doctors can’t ‘rewrite history’ as judge puts deep sleep therapy defamation case to bed
Defamation 2020-11-26 1:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two psychiatrists at the heart of the Chelmsford deep sleep therapy scandal have had their defamation cases against publisher HarperCollins dismissed ,with a judge finding […]

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