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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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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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‘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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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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Fairfax fights $280,000 ruling in Chau Chak Wing defamation case
Defamation March 18, 2019 10:48 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Fairfax Media is challenging a ruling ordering it to pay $280,000 in damages to Chau Chak Wing for an allegedly defamatory article that appeared in the […]

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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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Clipsal copycat seller gets more time to pay contempt fine in trade mark case
Intellectual Property January 8, 2019 8:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

A man charged with contempt of court for failing to hand over infringing products in a trade mark case won by electrical goods manufacturer Clipsal […]

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Actor Craig McLachlan faces indecent assault charges
Defamation January 11, 2019 11:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Actor Craig McLachlan will appear in court next month to face charges of indecent assault, four days after trial kicks off in a high-stakes defamation […]

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As trial looms, who owns ‘Love is in the Air’ copyright up in the air
Intellectual Property December 19, 2018 9:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a lawsuit against Air France over the alleged unauthorised use of the song “Love is in the Air” will have to weigh […]

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Craig McLachlan wins stay of defamation case amid criminal charges
Defamation January 17, 2019 2:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

Actor Craig McLachlan has won a bid to stay his defamation case against actress Christie Whelan Browne, Fairfax Media and the ABC in light of […]

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