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Media companies challenge landmark defamation ruling over Facebook comments
Defamation August 20, 2019 12:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A group of media companies are appealing a groundbreaking defamation ruling that found they are liable for third-party comments made on their Facebook pages. Fairfax […]

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Fairfax appeals $280K Chau Chak Wing defamation judgment, says journo didn’t lie
Defamation August 15, 2019 10:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fairfax Media has challenged a judge’s “gravely serious” suggestion that one of its journalists lied about a confidential source, during the first day of a […]

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Google gets contempt of court charge set aside in case over defamatory reviews
Defamation August 13, 2019 9:03 pm By Amelia Birnie

A contempt of court prosecution ordered against Google for failing to immediately remove allegedly defamatory online reviews has been thrown out, with a judge saying […]

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ABC, Fairfax can’t revive truth defence in Chau Chak Wing defamation case
Article August 2, 2019 10:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ABC and Fairfax have lost their appeal seeking to revive a truth defense in a defamation case brought by Chinese businessman Dr Chau Chak […]

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Ex-MP Emma Husar reaches settlement in defamation case against Buzzfeed
Defamation July 29, 2019 11:08 am By Amelia Birnie

Former Labor MP Emma Husar has settled her defamation case against online media outlet Buzzfeed, following eight months of litigation over an article the ex-politician […]

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Ex-MP Emma Husar ‘very close’ to settling defamation case against Buzzfeed
Defamation July 19, 2019 3:22 pm By Amelia Birnie

Lawyers for media outlet Buzzfeed say they are “very close” to settling a defamation case brought by former Labor MP Emma Husar, over an article […]

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Chris Gayle defeats defamation appeal by publishers despite lawyer going ‘too far’ at trial
Appeals July 16, 2019 4:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

The publishers of the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times have lost an appeal of a $300,000 defamation award to cricketer Chris […]

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Geoffrey Rush briefs new top silk to fight Nationwide defamation appeal
Defamation July 15, 2019 11:28 am By Amelia Birnie

Actor Geoffrey Rush is pulling out all the stops in his bid to uphold his record $2.9 million defamation judgment against Daily Telegraph publisher Nationwide […]

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Actor John Jarratt’s defamation case against Daily Telegraph to move forward following rape acquittal
Defamation July 8, 2019 10:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A defamation case brought by Wolf Creek actor John Jarratt against the Daily Telegraph will now proceed, following his acquittal last week on rape charges. […]

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TV gardener Don Burke escapes defamation suit over A Current Affair interview
Defamation June 28, 2019 11:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Celebrity gardener Don Burke has prevailed in a defamation action brought by one of his accusers, journalist Wendy Dent, over comments he made during a […]

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