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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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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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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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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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Aristocrat settles spat with Ainsworth over alleged poker machine trade secrets theft
Intellectual Property 2021-01-12 3:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

Casino and mobile game giant Aristocrat Leisure has reached a settlement in its lawsuit against rival Ainsworth Game Technology that alleged a former employee stole […]

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No rest for deep sleep therapy defamation case after appeal filed
Appeals 2021-01-11 3:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two psychiatrists at the heart of the Chelmsford deep sleep therapy scandal have launched an appeal of a decision dismissing their defamation case against HarperCollins […]

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Barrister sues Fairfax over article claiming he facilitated ‘largest ever’ US tax fraud
Banki Haddock Fiora 2020-12-18 3:55 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A barrister has launched defamation proceedings against Fairfax over an article alleging he spent decades helping Texas billionaire Bob Brockman defraud the United States of […]

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