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Media giants suffer another blow in defamation case over Facebook comments
Defamation June 1, 2020 8:51 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Australian media outlets are facing liability for defamatory remarks left under news articles they posted on Facebook, after a court of appeal found that the […]

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Sydney lawyer hits Fairfax with defamation lawsuit
Defamation May 28, 2020 10:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A criminal defence lawyer who represented convicted criminal Salim Mehajer has sued Fairfax Media over an article by a Sydney Morning Herald gossip columnist that […]

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Last minute bid to protect national security delays Ben Robert-Smith defamation case
Defamation May 27, 2020 8:03 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A last-minute bid by the Federal Attorney-General to protect national security information has delayed an interlocutory hearing in war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation lawsuit, potentially […]

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Defamation suit accuses AFR of ‘smear campaign’ against Papua New Guinea minister
Defamation May 18, 2020 2:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Nine-owned Fairfax Media has been hit with a defamation lawsuit by Papua New Guinea’s Minister of Trade & Commerce, who claims the Australian Financial Review […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith says vindication only possible in open court
Defamation May 14, 2020 8:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

War veteran Ben Roberts-Smith  has told a judge hearing defamation proceedings against several media companies over articles accusing him of war crimes that he can […]

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Damage to Sarah Hanson-Young’s reputation just the ‘cut and thrust of politics’, Full Court told
Defamation May 11, 2020 6:49 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Politicians are “rarely nice to each other” and go out of their way to harm the reputation of others, a lawyer for former Senator David […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith defamation trial vacated over coronavirus, national security concerns
Defamation May 8, 2020 10:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

The six-week trial in four defamation cases brought by war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith has been pushed off because of restrictions on in-person hearings and the […]

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Judge greenlights MP’s defamation trial despite COVID-19 restrictions
Defamation May 4, 2020 8:14 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A Victorian Liberal MP seeking damages for allegedly defamatory Facebook statements has been given the green light to proceed with a judge-only trial, after jury […]

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Google must pay gangland lawyer $40,000 for defamation, court rules
Defamation May 1, 2020 5:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Google has been ordered to pay Melbourne gangland lawyer George Defteros $40,000 after it was found to have defamed him by publishing a link to […]

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Google likely to be forced to turn over reviewer’s ID to lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson
Defamation April 23, 2020 4:01 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Global search giant Google will likely be forced to hand over details of an online reviewer’s identity to gangland lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson so she can […]

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