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Ben Roberts-Smith accused of ‘inventing stories’ on second day of cross-examination
Defamation 2021-06-18 2:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Ben Roberts-Smith has been accused of “inventing stories” to conceal facts that would support publisher Fairfax’s version of events concerning war crimes allegedly committed by […]

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Silk Sue Chrysanthou could face disciplinary proceedings over Christian Porter brief
Legal Ethics 2021-06-17 2:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Leading defamation silk Sue Chrysanthou is facing possible disciplinary action arising from her representation of Liberal minister Christian Porter in a now-settled defamation case against the ABC.

Google can’t escape publisher finding in defamation win by gangland lawyer
Appeals 2021-06-17 11:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

Google has lost its challenge to a ruling that it pay a Melbourne gangland lawyer $40,000 for the results of an internet search that included […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith tells court another soldier shot at unarmed Afghan man first
Trials 2021-06-17 9:49 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Accused war criminal Ben Roberts-Smith has told a court it was “more than reasonable” for him to assume an unarmed Afghan man was a hostile […]

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High Court denies David Leyonhjelm’s bid to appeal $120,000 defamation award to Sarah Hanson-Young
High Court 2021-06-17 3:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has denied a request from former senator David Leyonhjelm to challenge a ruling ordering him to pay $120,000 to Greens senator Sarah […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith feared media would ‘intercept’ phone calls, court told
Defamation 2021-06-16 5:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ben Roberts-Smith used burner phones to call SAS colleagues after growing fearful that members of the media were listening into his phone calls after a […]

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Nine hit with defamation lawsuit over 60 Minutes branch stacking report
Defamation 2021-06-16 1:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former Victoria Labor politician Adem Somyurek has hit Nine with a defamation lawsuit over a 60 Minutes segment and two articles that appeared in The […]

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Peter Dutton’s defamation suit over ‘rape apologist’ tweet ripe for settlement, judge says
Defamation 2021-06-16 9:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

Federal politician Peter Dutton has been ordered into mediation in his defamation case against a refugee activist over a tweet calling the defence minister a […]

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Roberts-Smith hired private investigator to check ex-partner had abortion, court hears
Defamation 2021-06-15 6:50 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Former SAS soldier Ben Roberts-Smith has told a court that he hired a private investigator to find out whether a woman who has accused him […]

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Christian Porter, Sue Chrysanthou hit with costs in Jo Dyer lawsuit
Defamation 2021-06-11 10:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Christian Porter and silk Sue Chrysanthou have been ordered to foot the legal bill of Jo Dyer, a friend of the woman who accused Porter […]

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