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Judge in Masterchef’s defamation case says success more likely with in-person mediation
Defamation 2020-11-05 2:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has encouraged celebrity chef Jock Zonfrillo and the publisher of The Australian to attend an in-person mediation to resolve their defamation dispute, saying […]

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Elaine Stead wants court to force AFR columnist to produce confidential source docs
Defamation 2020-11-04 3:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Venture capitalist Elaine Stead wants Australian Financial Review columnist Joe Aston to hand over documents connected to confidential sources, and says Aston can’t rely on […]

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Newspapers seek ‘deeply personal’ documents about Ben Roberts-Smith’s alleged affair
Defamation 2020-11-02 4:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lawyers from three newspapers being sued by war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith for defamation are seeking sensitive documents alleged to show the former soldier asked his […]

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Rabbi loses appeal in defamation case over Royal Commission comments on child sex abuse
Appeals 2020-10-26 10:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Sydney rabbi who told the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse that he did not know touching a child’s genitals was a crime has […]

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‘Stock Swami’ Twitter account says no reasonable person would believe tweets about Tolga Kumova
Defamation 2020-10-26 10:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

The operator of the Stock Swami Twitter handle has responded to a defamation case brought by mining entrepreneur Tolga Kumova, saying a reasonable reader would […]

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‘You need to pick your game up’: Judge dresses down lawyer of Zarah Garde-Wilson in Google review case
Defamation 2020-10-21 1:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

A solicitor who failed to respond to calls from the Federal Court has been criticised by a judge for filing what appeared to be a […]

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Daily Mail ‘set up’ sports journalist Erin Molan and sparked public firestorm, court hears
Defamation 2020-10-16 12:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Daily Mail’s concerted campaign against Erin Molan was a set-up that damaged her reputation and sparked a public “firestorm” against the Nine sports reporter, […]

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High Court won’t review $280,000 defamation award to lawyer branded ‘Centrelink cheat’
Defamation 2020-10-15 3:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has declined to review $280,000 in damages awarded to a lawyer, after an appeals court found a Today Tonight segment labelling her […]

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Shock jock Alan Jones sues SBS, presenter Alex Lee for defamation
Defamation 2020-10-14 9:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Conservative talkback host Alan Jones has filed a defamation suit against public broadcaster SBS over a “tribute” aired on ‘The Feed’ which labelled him as […]

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Daily Mail says Erin Molan has history of ‘objectively racist’ conduct
Defamation 2020-10-14 12:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Daily Mail has fired back at a defamation lawsuit by sports broadcaster Erin Molan alleging its coverage of a remark she made during Nine’s […]

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