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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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Former Toll chairman Ray Horsburgh sues over Financial Review article, reporter’s emails
Defamation 2020-11-06 9:26 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Former Toll Group chairman Ray Horsburgh has filed a defamation suit over an Australian Financial Review article that claimed he made a racist remark at […]

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Judge in Masterchef’s defamation case says success more likely with in-person mediation
Defamation 2020-11-05 2:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has encouraged celebrity chef Jock Zonfrillo and the publisher of The Australian to attend an in-person mediation to resolve their defamation dispute, saying […]

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Sam Newman, AFL veteran sue photog over iconic Ludbey photo remarks
Defamation 2020-11-05 10:01 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Former Footy Show host John ‘Sam’ Newman and AFL veteran Donald Scott have filed a defamation suit against photographer Wayne Ludbey and several media companies […]

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Ex-Tennis Australia director Harold Mitchell must pay $90,000 in ASIC case
ASIC 2020-11-04 12:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has ordered former Tennis Australia director Harold Mitchell to pay a $90,000 penalty after a “narrow” win for ASIC in its case […]

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Elaine Stead wants court to force AFR columnist to produce confidential source docs
Defamation 2020-11-04 3:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Venture capitalist Elaine Stead wants Australian Financial Review columnist Joe Aston to hand over documents connected to confidential sources, and says Aston can’t rely on […]

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Newspapers seek ‘deeply personal’ documents about Ben Roberts-Smith’s alleged affair
Defamation 2020-11-02 4:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lawyers from three newspapers being sued by war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith for defamation are seeking sensitive documents alleged to show the former soldier asked his […]

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Rabbi loses appeal in defamation case over Royal Commission comments on child sex abuse
Appeals 2020-10-26 10:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Sydney rabbi who told the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse that he did not know touching a child’s genitals was a crime has […]

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Daily Mail ‘set up’ sports journalist Erin Molan and sparked public firestorm, court hears
Defamation 2020-10-16 12:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Daily Mail’s concerted campaign against Erin Molan was a set-up that damaged her reputation and sparked a public “firestorm” against the Nine sports reporter, […]

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