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Seven defence survives in defamation suit over interview with Meghan Markle’s father
Defamation 2023-08-31 5:45 pm By Sam Matthews

A paparazzo suing Seven for defamation over an interview with Meghan Markle’s father has failed to strike out the broadcaster’s contextual truth defence alleging he […]

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Heston Russell defamation judge ‘disturbed’ by ABC press release
Defamation 2023-08-30 11:13 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing the defamation trial of former commando Heston Russell said he was “disturbed” by an ABC press release following the broadcaster’s decision to […]

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Truth shouldn’t ‘straitjacket’ public interest defence, says judge in Heston Russell case
Defamation 2023-08-29 10:16 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing closing submissions in Heston Russell’s defamation case against the ABC has expressed “significant reservations” about evidence by the former commando and said […]

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Higgins, Lehrmann expected to take stand at defamation trial
Defamation 2023-08-28 11:23 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The judge hearing a trial in defamation cases by former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann against TV broadcasters ABC and Ten has said he expects both […]

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Judge recuses himself from OSI’s bid for evidence in Roberts-Smith case
Defamation 2023-08-25 11:30 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge who found that Ben Roberts-Smith committed war crimes has recused himself from deciding whether the Office of the Special Investigator can access evidence […]

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Citing ‘human cost of litigation’, judge urges settlement in Linda Reynolds defamation case
Defamation 2023-08-25 10:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge hearing a lawsuit by senator Linda Reynolds against the partner of former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins over allegedly defamatory social media posts has […]

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Murdoch coughs up $1.3M in Crikey’s legal costs of defamation case
Defamation 2023-08-22 11:07 pm By Sam Matthews

Fox News CEO Lachlan Murdoch has paid $1.3 million to Crikey publisher Private Media for costs incurred successfully defending his defamation suit. Murdoch’s lawyer John […]

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Judge rejects Seven’s ‘most unusual request’ to correct judgment in Roberts-Smith case
Defamation 2023-08-18 1:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has rejected a request by lawyers for Seven and the TV network’s billionaire chairman, Kerry Stokes, to issue a correction to his published […]

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Pauline Hanson wins reversal of $250,000 defamation award for Brian Burston
Defamation 2023-08-16 3:30 pm By Sam Matthews

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has succeeded in overturning a defamation judgment requiring her to pay $250,000 in damages to former colleague Brian Burston, with […]

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Seven, Stokes keep up fight to shield emails with Ben Roberts-Smith’s lawyers
Appeals 2023-08-16 11:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

Seven Network and owner Kerry Stokes are seeking to challenge a ruling ordering them to produce thousands of emails exchanged with Ben Roberts-Smith’s legal team […]

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