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High Court declines Rebel Wilson appeal in defamation case
Defamation November 16, 2018 4:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Rebel Wilson has lost a bid to have the High Court reconsider an appeals court’s decision to slash her record $4.75 million award in a […]

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‘Sorry’ could have shaved $1M off Alan Jones defamation payout
Defamation November 16, 2018 11:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Broadcaster Alan Jones declined an offer to settle a lawsuit alleging he defamed a prominent Queensland family by blaming them for the deaths of 12 […]

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Judge can’t see ‘sinister pattern’ in Geoffrey Rush’s behaviour
Defamation November 7, 2018 10:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing Geoffrey Rush’s defamation trial interjected in Nationwide News’ closing submissions on Wednesday, expressing doubt about the publisher’s interpretation of evidence — including […]

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Sarah Hanson-Young’s defamation case survives Leyonhjelm’s dismissal bid
Defamation November 7, 2018 9:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

A defamation case brought by Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young against fellow senator David Leyonhjelm will go ahead after Leyonhjelm lost a bid to shut the […]

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ABC, Fairfax appeal in Chau Chak Wing case to have ‘massive ramifications’ for press, court hears
Media November 7, 2018 10:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A barrister for the ABC and Fairfax has told the Federal Court that an appeal against the dismissal of their truth defence in the Chau […]

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Daily Telegraph can’t call ‘Witness X’ at Geoffrey Rush trial
Defamation November 6, 2018 3:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Daily Telegraph publisher Nationwide News has lost a bid to amend its defence in Geoffrey Rush’s defamation case to include evidence from an unnamed […]

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Parramatta boss accuses Fairfax of ‘reckless indifference’ for truth
Defamation November 6, 2018 9:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

The suspended chief executive officer of Sydney’s City of Parramatta Council is suing Fairfax Media, saying three articles published in the Sydney Morning Herald accusing […]

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Citing ‘irreparable harm’ Rush tries to keep Nationwide amendments under wraps
Defamation October 31, 2018 8:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

Actor Geoffrey Rush is seeking to suppress an amended defence by Nationwide News, arguing that if they’re made public the amendments could cause him “irreparable […]

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Geoffrey Rush accuser tells court she felt ‘trapped’ on stage
Defamation October 30, 2018 4:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Geoffrey Rush’s co-star Eryn Jean Norvill took the stand Tuesday in the actor’s defamation case against Nationwide News, telling a court she felt “panicked” and […]

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Expert reports by Geoffrey Rush’s buddies should be inadmissible, Nationwide says
Defamation October 26, 2018 11:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

Nationwide News says two expert reports written by a friend and agent of actor Geoffrey Rush should be thrown out because the two are advocates […]

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