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Palmer to pay McGowan’s costs of defamation row after ignoring settlement offer
Defamation 2022-08-11 11:44 pm By Cindy Cameronne

WA premier Mark McGowan has won the legal costs of running his defamation cross-claim against businessman Clive Palmer after a judge learned McGowan made a […]

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Silk warned by judge not to get ‘carried away’ in defamation case by bank boss Peter Schiff
Defamation 2022-08-04 11:56 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has cautioned senior barrister Sue Chrysanthou over her colourful description of a 60 Minutes episode at the heart of Euro Pacific Bank boss […]

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Lawyer sues over articles on dropped David Jones fraud charges
Defamation 2022-08-03 11:07 pm By Sam Matthews

A Sydney lawyer has sued the owners of three websites which allegedly published defamatory articles accusing her of trying to defraud $16,000 from David Jones, […]

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A ‘futile exercise’: Palmer, McGowan win chump change in costly defamation battle
Defamation 2022-08-02 2:44 pm By Sam Matthews

A court has awarded Western Australia premier Mark McGowan and mining billionaire Clive Palmer paltry sums in their defamation battle, with a judge finding that […]

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HarperCollins wants High Court to reawaken deep sleep defamation case
Defamation 2022-07-27 1:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Publisher HarperCollins has filed a special leave application with the High Court seeking to challenge a decision that revived a defamation case by a psychiatrist […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith witnesses had ‘powerful motive to lie’, Fairfax says
Defamation 2022-07-19 8:25 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Soldiers who took the stand for Ben Roberts-Smith in his defamation case against Fairfax colluded on the evidence they gave of key events, counsel for […]

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Christian Porter loses appeal after silk barred from acting in defamation case
Legal Ethics 2022-07-14 2:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Former attorney-general Christian Porter has lost his challenge to a ruling that barred silk Sue Chrysanthou from representing him in his now-settled defamation lawsuit against […]

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Fairfax to argue no ‘serious harm’ to synagogue head over ‘gossipy, mocking’ Age report
Defamation 2022-07-08 4:24 pm By Sam Matthews

Fairfax has foreshadowed a fight over whether former synagogue president and Victorian Liberal party treasurer David Mond suffered ‘serious harm’ as a result of articles […]

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‘What are solicitors doing writing press releases?’ Tolga Kumova trial judge asks
Trials 2022-07-07 4:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has questioned why solicitors representing Twitter personality Stock Swami published a media release about his “backstory” two days before trial in a defamation […]

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Tolga Kumova’s tweets ‘clearly apt to mislead’, judge says
Trials 2022-07-06 7:49 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing a defamation case brought by Tolga Kumova against Twitter personality Stock Swami has said tweets the mining investor published which allegedly spruiked […]

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