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Pan Macmillan settles crime book defamation case for $100,000 after defence struck out
Defamation September 13, 2019 2:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Publisher Pan Macmillan and nightclub magnate John Ibrahim have reached a $100,000 settlement in a defamation case brought by Sydney identity Thomas Domican over what […]

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Pan Macmillan’s ‘tenuous’ defence struck out in defamation suit over Kings Cross crime book
Article August 29, 2019 12:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has partially struck out publisher Pan Macmillan Australia’s defence in a defamation case brought by Sydney identity Thomas Domican over a “fleeting […]

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Fairfax appeals $280K Chau Chak Wing defamation judgment, says journo didn’t lie
Defamation August 15, 2019 10:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fairfax Media has challenged a judge’s “gravely serious” suggestion that one of its journalists lied about a confidential source, during the first day of a […]

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Investors set to get 40% of settlement in class action against Westpac’s BankSA
Class Actions July 19, 2019 3:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

Group members in a recently settled class action against Westpac unit BankSA over its conduct in connection with convicted Ponzi schemer Michael Samra are expected […]

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Media giants liable for Facebook comments, judge rules in detainee’s defamation suit
Defamation June 24, 2019 10:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Media companies facing defamation suits by a former youth centre detainee are liable for third-party comments posted on their Facebook pages, a judge has ruled […]

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‘Cranky’ judge set to order ex-Parramatta Council boss, Fairfax to mediation again
Defamation May 1, 2019 6:33 pm By Amelia Birnie

The defamation case of sacked CEO of Sydney’s City of Parramatta Council against Fairfax Media is “susceptible to settlement”, a judge said Wedneday as he […]

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Nine settles defamation suit by plastic surgeon over fatal nose job article
Defamation May 20, 2019 1:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Nine Entertainment Company has resolved a defamation lawsuit brought by a prominent Sydney cosmetic surgeon over an article that appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald […]

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Fairfax wants to use DOJ docs to bolster defence in Chau Chau Wing defamation case
Defamation March 21, 2019 10:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Fairfax Media will seek to use documents provided by the US Department of Justice to amend its defence in a defamation case brought by wealthy […]

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Judge slams Copyright Agency’s $32.5M interim request from universities as ‘absurd’ and ‘unfair’
Intellectual Property May 9, 2019 2:59 pm By Amelia Birnie

A group of 39 of Australia’s largest universities has managed to avoid paying its full $32.5 million annual fee to Copyright Agency Ltd, while a […]

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Bird & Bird lawyer’s communications not privileged in IP fight over Golden Girls parody
Intellectual Property March 19, 2019 10:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has rejected a claim of legal privilege over emails at the centre of a copyright lawsuit over a puppet-show parody of the 80s […]

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