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‘I’m not a cat’: Kitten filter on lawyer shows perils of virtual hearings
Coronavirus 2021-02-10 1:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

A clip of a US lawyer whose face is obscured by a kitten filter during an online court hearing shows the pitfalls of virtual hearings, […]

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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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Blockchain firm founder beats back AFR’s bid to nix defamation case
Defamation 2021-01-18 12:42 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has shot down an attempt by the publisher of the Australian Financial Review to permanently stay a defamation lawsuit brought by blockchain firm […]

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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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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 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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Elaine Stead says AFR articles were ‘death knell’ for her career
Defamation 2020-12-02 10:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Venture capitalist Dr Elaine Stead has taken the stand in a high-profile defamation case against the Nine-owned Fairfax, saying that she felt “shame, embarrassment, humiliation […]

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Elaine Stead accuses AFR ‘gossip monger’ of misogynist attack as defamation trial kicks off
Defamation 2020-12-01 4:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Blue Sky Capital venture capitalist Dr Elaine Stead is seeking over $671,000 in damages from the publisher of the Australian Financial Review over two […]

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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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Judge rejects public interest immunity argument over war crimes docs in Ben Roberts-Smith case
Defamation 2020-11-12 2:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The chief of the Australian Defence Force has lost a bid to keep information obtained by a war crimes inquiry from three news publishers defending […]

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