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Brittany Higgins’ rape claim doesn’t get more persuasive if court rejects Lehrmann’s story, his lawyers say
Defamation 2024-03-01 11:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

The court might find Bruce Lehrmann’s story implausible, but that doesn’t mean Brittany Higgins’ alleged rape is the only possible alternative to what happened in […]

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No evidence Ben Roberts-Smith given full benefit of presumption of innocence, appeals court told
Defamation 2024-02-05 11:34 pm By Sam Matthews

The judge who found that disgraced soldier Ben Roberts-Smith committed war crimes in Afghanistan did not show “full consideration of the presumption of innocence” in […]

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Ex-PM’s press secretary lashed out at Ten news boss seconds after Higgins interview, email says
Defamation 2024-01-12 11:35 pm By Sam Matthews

A Network Ten executive received an angry phone call from former prime minister Scott Morrison’s chief media advisor after claims about the Liberal Party’s handling […]

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Bruce Lehrmann’s legal team admits he gave ‘unsatisfactory’ evidence
Defamation 2024-01-08 11:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Lawyers for accused rapist Bruce Lehrmann have conceded his evidence on several issues was “lacking credibility”, but say the court should not find him a […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2023
Top 10 Class Action Settlements 2024-01-05 4:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Companies and government entities paid out less to settle class actions in 2023 than in the previous two years, with no mega settlements hitting their […]

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Higgins told ‘bald faced lies’ to save her job, court told as Lehrmann trial wraps
Defamation 2023-12-22 10:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

On the final day of trial in Bruce Lehmann’s defamation case against Network Ten and journalist Lisa Wilkinson, barrister for the former Liberal staffer told […]

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Judge doubts Lehrmann’s ‘implausible’ evidence he was working at time of alleged rape
Defamation 2023-12-22 4:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing the final day of Bruce Lehrmann’s defamation trial against Network Ten and presenter Lisa Wilkinson has expressed his doubt at the plausibility […]

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‘Fundamentally dishonest’: Ten says Lehrmann’s evidence should be treated with ‘extreme suspicion’
Defamation 2023-12-21 2:57 pm By Sam Matthews

Network Ten has argued that accused rapist Bruce Lerhmann’s evidence should be treated with “extreme suspicion” and rejected where it is not corroborated, as the […]

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Bruce Lehrmann’s denials ‘disgraceful’, defamation trial told
Defamation 2023-12-21 10:22 pm By Sam Matthews

Accused rapist Bruce Lehrmann’s denial that he had any sexual contact with his former colleague Brittany Higgins was “quite disgraceful conduct”, the judge presiding over […]

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Kerry Stokes can’t see Fairfax’s itemised legal bill in Ben Roberts-Smith case
Defamation 2023-12-21 12:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Billionaire Kerry Stokes has lost his challenge to paying in lump sum Fairfax’s legal fees in defending Ben Roberts-Smith’s failed defamation case over war crimes […]

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