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Landmark media bargaining code passes parliament
Media 2021-02-25 2:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Historical legislation by the Morrison government requiring Google and Facebook to pay for news on their platforms has passed parliament after amendments were won by […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills advice to Horizon Oil protected by privilege, judge rules
Defamation 2021-02-24 4:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Horizon Oil has won its bid to shield Herbert Smith Freehills documents advising the company did not breach foreign bribery laws from being revealed in […]

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Facebook ‘pleased’ to restore Australian news pages after tweaks to media code
Media 2021-02-23 5:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Social media giant Facebook has announced it will soon reverse its ban on news pages in Australia after discussions with the Morrison government resulted in […]

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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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Law firm can’t delay appeal over unpaid bill because QC won’t fly without vaccine
Legal Ethics 2021-02-17 2:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Atanaskovic Hartnell has failed to postpone its appeal of a ruling over unpaid legal fees until after its senior counsel — who is […]

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Barrister turns tables on vision-impaired Daily Telegraph legal team in case over deaf lawyer
Defamation 2021-02-11 1:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

A barrister for a Sydney criminal lawyer who wears hearing aids and is suing News Corp’s Nationwide News over allegedly defamatory Daily Telegraph articles referring […]

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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 denies defaming barrister in article linking him to ‘largest ever’ US tax fraud
Defamation 2021-02-05 5:47 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Fairfax has hit back at claims in a lawsuit that the publisher defamed a barrister in an article alleging he helped Texas billionaire Bob Brockman […]

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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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