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Ten agrees to $1.3M haircut on legal costs won against Bruce Lehrmann
Defamation 2024-06-27 3:07 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Network Ten has won $2 million in costs against Bruce Lehrmann in his failed defamation case over the broadcaster’s coverage of Brittany Higgins’ rape allegations, after agreeing to a substantial haircut on its $3.7 million legal bill.

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Bruce Lehrmann knew Higgins did not consent, Lisa Wilkinson tells appeals court
Appeals 2024-06-19 11:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

Journalist Lisa Wilkinson has filed a notice of contention in Bruce Lehrmann’s appeal of a judgment that found he raped colleague Brittany Higgins in Parliament House, claiming Lehrmann wasn’t just indifferent to his victim’s state of mind but knew she did not consent.

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TV presenter Lisa Wilkinson seeks $1.8M in costs in Lehrmann defamation case
Defamation 2024-05-27 12:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former Network Ten Lisa Wilkinson in seeking $1.8 million in costs in Bruce Lehrmann’s failed defamation case over an episode of The Project that aired Brittany Higgins’ rape allegations.

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Ten wins indemnity costs against Bruce Lehrmann for successful truth defence
Defamation 2024-05-10 2:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

Network Ten has largely succeeded in its bid for indemnity costs against Bruce Lehrmann for his failed defamation case over allegations he raped former colleague Brittany Higgins in Parliament House, allegations the broadcaster proved at trial were true.

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Bruce Lehrmann had no win, no fee agreement with defamation law firm, court told
Defamation 2024-05-08 12:08 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Bruce Lehrmann had no behind-the-scenes financial backer for his failed and costly defamation case against Network Ten but had entered a no win, no fee arrangement with his solicitors, a court has heard.

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‘Quite misleading’: Judge in Lehrmann defamation case criticises Ten’s claim of vindication
Defamation 2024-05-01 11:37 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The judge overseeing Bruce Lehrmann’s failed defamation case against Network Ten has slammed as misleading comments that his judgment vindicated the broadcaster, and questioned whether the remarks disentitled it to maximum defence costs.

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Lehrmann flags possible appeal, must produce funding info for costly defamation case
Appeals 2024-05-01 11:44 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Bruce Lehrmann has been given extra time to file any appeal of a ruling he raped colleague Brittany Higgins but in the meantime the former political staffer must hand over information on who funded his defamation case against Network Ten, which is likely to see him on the hook for millions of dollars in costs.

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Bruce Lehrmann to cover Peter FitzSimons’ costs in defamation case
Defamation 2024-04-26 11:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bruce Lehrmann has agreed to pay author Peter FitzSimons’ costs of complying with a subpoena in the former Liberal staffer’s failed defamation case against Network Ten and FitzSimons’ wife Lisa Wilkinson.

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‘Deliberately wicked’: Ten says Lehrmann should pay indemnity costs from day he filed case
Defamation 2024-04-23 2:44 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Network Ten has argued accused rapist Bruce Lehrmann should pay indemnity costs from the date he launched his unsuccessful defamation case, saying he brought it on a “deliberately wicked and calculated basis”.

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Bruce Lehrmann raped Brittany Higgins, judge finds in win for Ten
Defamation 2024-04-15 1:30 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has found that former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann raped Brittany Higgins in ex-defence minister Linda Reynolds’ ministerial office, saying he was “indifferent to her consent”, despite finding both witnesses had credit issues. 

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