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Nine faces contempt claim over stories on surgeon’s defamation trial
Defamation 2023-10-13 12:08 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A top orthopaedic surgeon who is suing Nine for defamation has accused the outlet of contempt of court by allegedly publishing unadmitted evidence about his […]

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Nose job patient hit with indemnity costs after refusing surgeon’s ‘exceptionally generous’ offer
Defamation 2023-10-11 2:15 pm By Sam Matthews

A nose job patient who allegedly defamed his surgeon has been hit with indemnity costs after refusing the surgeon’s “exceptionally generous” offer to settle. In […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith to pay $1M in security in defamation appeal
Appeals 2023-10-10 10:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former SAS corporal Ben Roberts-Smith has been ordered pay $910,000 in security for costs as he appeals a defamation ruling that found he committed murder […]

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Paralympian’s defamation case over Facebook ‘cheat’ comment fails serious harm test
Defamation 2023-10-10 12:46 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has dismissed a Paralympian cyclist’s defamation suit over a Facebook comment by a former girlfriend, finding he suffered no serious harm from the […]

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Investigator loses appeal of $350K judgment in ex-barrister’s defamation case
Defamation 2023-10-06 11:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An investigator has failed in his appeal of a $350,000 defamation award for former Perth barrister Lloyd Rayney on the grounds of apprehended bias. Investigator […]

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Fairfax loses strike-out bid in defamation suit over Facebook comments
Defamation 2023-10-05 11:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has denied Fairfax’s bid to strike out allegations by a Western Australian businessman that it was the publisher of allegedly defamatory comments that […]

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Seven, Kerry Stokes’ privacy should be ‘respected’ in Ben Roberts-Smith case, says judge
Defamation 2023-09-28 3:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

In allowing Seven and chairman Kerry Stokes to challenge a ruling granting Fairfax access to 8,600 emails with accused war criminal Ben Roberts-Smith’s legal team, […]

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War crimes investigator can access sensitive info in Ben Roberts-Smith case
Defamation 2023-09-27 3:09 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Office of the Special Investigator has been granted access to sensitive evidence in Ben Roberts-Smith’s unsuccessful defamation case against Fairfax for its investigation into […]

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Seven can challenge production of emails in Ben Roberts-Smith case
Defamation 2023-09-25 10:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Seven Network and chairman Kerry Stokes can challenge a ruling allowing Fairfax to access thousands of “deeply personal” emails sent to and from former soldier […]

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ABC can’t duck entrepreneur’s defamation case
Defamation 2023-09-25 4:13 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has expressed his preliminary view that cases brought in Queensland cannot be thrown out where the costs of the claims are disproportionate to […]

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