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Elaine Stead says in-person mediation ‘waste of time’ in Nine defamation case
Defamation 2020-07-16 12:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Venture capitalist Elaine Stead has refused to go into a second round of mediation in her defamation case against the Nine-owned Fairfax Media Publications saying […]

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‘Abysmal arrogance’: Lawyer hit with $300,000 damages bill after neighbourhood dispute
Defamation 2020-07-14 7:45 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has slammed a lawyer for her “abysmal arrogance and sense of privilege”, ordering her to pay $300,000 to her Balmain neighbour after a […]

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‘Seriously dishonest conduct’: Former Liberal leader John Hewson sues Nine for defamation
Defamation 2020-07-06 8:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Liberal leader John Hewson has filed a defamation suit against Nine, claiming a report by A Current Affair about his insurance firm was gratuitous […]

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‘Tabloid crusade’: Judges toss Daily Telegraph’s appeal in Geoffrey Rush defamation case
Appeals 2020-07-02 9:37 am By Alison Eveleigh

Daily Telegraph publisher Nationwide News has failed in its appeal of a judgment that found it defamed Geoffrey Rush in articles that accused the Oscar-winning […]

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Accused war criminal Ben Roberts-Smith likely to give evidence in open court
Defamation 2020-06-24 9:20 pm By Alison Eveleigh

After claiming he could be vindicated only by giving evidence in open court, war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith looks likely to get his wish, as the […]

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‘The way to do business’: Federal Court judge wants to make virtual case management hearings permanent
Defamation 2020-06-19 12:03 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A Federal Court judge overseeing Papua New Guinean Politician William Duma’s defamation lawsuit against Fairfax Media has said he would like to move case management […]

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Royal commission docs can be used in HarperCollins deep sleep defamation case
Defamation 2020-06-10 3:47 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has given the green light for HarperCollins to use several documents from a royal commission in its defence of defamation proceedings brought against […]

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ASIC can’t avoid trial in defamation lawsuit by Queensland mortgage firm
Defamation 2020-06-09 9:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission will have to face trial in a defamation lawsuit brought by a Queensland building and mortgage company over two […]

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Google must hand over ID of bad reviewer to gangland lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson
Defamation 2020-06-09 2:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

Google has been ordered to hand over details of an online reviewer’s identity to gangland lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson so she can pursue a potential defamation […]

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Lawyer wins $84,000 in defamation case over Google, Yelp reviews
Defamation 2020-06-03 5:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney solicitor has won an $84,000 defamation judgment over two “indefensible” online reviews written by a building inspector who threatened to defame the lawyer […]

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