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Plastic surgeon wins $450,000 in damages for ‘online tirade of criticism’
Defamation 2021-08-11 10:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

A plastic surgeon who was subjected to an “online tirade of criticism, negative reviews and abuse” by a former patient has won $450,000 in defamation […]

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ABC journalist settles defamation case by Liberal MP Andrew Laming for $79,000
Defamation 2021-08-11 12:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

ABC reporter Louise Milligan has agreed to pay $79,000 to settle a defamation case by Liberal party MP Andrew Laming over what he called spiteful […]

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Court tosses lawyer’s claim for greater damages in ‘Centrelink cheat’ case against Seven
Defamation 2021-08-11 6:22 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An Adelaide lawyer who won a long-running defamation battle over a Today Tonight story that described her as a “Centrelink cheat” has lost her bid […]

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Jailed former mayor a ‘reluctant gladiator’ in defamation case against Seven, judge says
Defamation 2021-08-06 4:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has dismissed jailed property developer Salim Mehajer’s defamation lawsuit against broadcaster Seven, saying delays in fixing significant defects in his case amounted to […]

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Sister of NBA star Ben Simmons won’t defend defamation case over sexual abuse tweets
Defamation 2021-08-03 2:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has entered default judgment against the sister of NBA star Ben Simmons in a defamation case by her half-brother over tweets alleging he […]

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Prospect of longer COVID-19 lockdown stalls Ben Roberts-Smith trial
Defamation 2021-08-02 12:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Trial in war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation case over articles accusing him of war crimes has been adjourned until November in light of the current […]

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Christian Porter wins bid to keep secret ABC’s full defence in defamation case
Defamation 2021-07-30 10:20 am By Miklos Bolza

Former Attorney-General Christian Porter has succeeded in scrubbing from the court record the ABC’s full defence in his now-settled defamation suit against the broadcaster, over […]

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Sacked sports journalist loses case over coverage of ‘vivid and disgusting’ workplace comments
Defamation 2021-07-29 9:27 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A former rugby league journalist with Channel 7 has lost his defamation case over media reports, which alleged he threatened to rip the head off […]

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Complaints against Christian Porter’s lawyers filed with legal watchdog
Legal Ethics 2021-07-28 11:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

A friend of Christian Porter’s accuser has lodged complaints with the NSW legal watchdog against silk Sue Chrysanthou and Porter’s solicitor, Rebekah Giles, for their […]

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SA Coroner gets access to confidential ABC defence docs in Porter case
Defamation 2021-07-28 5:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Confidential portions of the ABC’s defence in the former Attorney-General Christian Porter’s defamation case can be disclosed to the South Australian State Coroner as part […]

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