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Woman who posted link to video on Facebook can appeal defamation ruling
Defamation 2019-02-28 10:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

A woman who shared a link to a defamatory video on her Facebook page and was ordered to pay $18,880 in damages has won leave […]

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Chau Chak Wing wins $280,000 in defamation case against Sydney Morning Herald
Defamation 2019-02-22 11:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

Wealthy Chinese-Australian businessman Chau Chak Wing has won $280,000 in damages in his defamation case against the Sydney Morning Herald over an article he said […]

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Judge slams Buzzfeed’s truth defence in Emma Husar’s defamation case
Defamation 2019-02-22 9:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has gutted Buzzfeed’s truth defence in a defamation case brought by Labor MP Emma Husar accusing the news publisher of “slut shaming” her, […]

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ABC, Fairfax slam judge’s ‘narrow’ definition of espionage in Chau Chak Wing appeal
Defamation 2019-02-21 3:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

Media organisations ABC and Fairfax have argued that a judge’s definition of espionage was “artificially narrow” when striking out their truth defence to a defamation […]

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Leyonhjelm loses second bid to dodge Hanson-Young defamation case
Defamation 2019-02-19 11:57 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm has lost his challenge to a ruling that denied his request for speedy dismissal of a defamation lawsuit by Greens […]

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No evidence that rapist line uttered, Sarah Hanson-Young tells court
Defamation 2019-02-12 8:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has slammed Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm’s attempt to stay her defamation case against him without providing evidence that the alleged […]

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Sarah Hanson-Young wants Leyonhjelm to pay her legal bill for unexplained court absence
Defamation 2019-02-06 10:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young, who is suing fellow senator David Leyonhjelm for defamation, has asked a court for the costs of having her lawyers appear […]

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Court suppresses Ben Roberts-Smith accuser’s identity
Defamation 2019-01-29 11:37 am By Miklos Bolza

A key prospective witness in the Ben-Roberts Smith defamation proceedings can continue to have her identity suppressed, after a judge found there was “sufficient risk” […]

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Leyonhjelm a no-show in Hanson-Young defamation appeal
Defamation 2019-01-23 3:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Barristers for Senator David Leyonhjelm failed to turn up to the first case management hearing in the politician’s own appeal of the court’s dismissal of […]

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Craig McLachlan wins stay of defamation case amid criminal charges
Defamation 2019-01-17 2:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

Actor Craig McLachlan has won a bid to stay his defamation case against actress Christie Whelan Browne, Fairfax Media and the ABC in light of […]

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