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Man suing judge for unlawful imprisonment blasts ‘hopeless’ defence
Trials 2022-05-24 8:13 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The state of Queensland has brought a “hopeless” defence in a $2.5 million suit alleging a Federal Circuit judge unlawfully imprisoned a Queensland man for […]

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The show must not go on: Craig McLachlan drops defamation case
Defamation 2022-05-20 6:13 pm By Sam Matthews

Actor Craig McLachlan has dropped his defamation suit against the ABC, Fairfax and actress Christie Whelan Browne mid-trial just as the defence was due to […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith can’t cross examine wife over confidential emails
Trials 2022-05-16 2:51 pm By Sam Matthews

Ben Roberts-Smith, who is suing Fairfax for defamation, has lost an appeal of a judge’s decision refusing cross-examination of his ex-wife over allegations she accessed […]

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Eleven women to testify they were harassed by actor Craig McLachlan
Trials 2022-05-10 9:30 pm By Sam Matthews

Eleven women will give evidence of sexually inappropriate behaviour by actor Craig McLachlan in his defamation case against Rocky Horror Show co-star Christie Whelan Browne […]

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Keybridge’s Bolton grilled over 1 min call he says secured ‘firm’ deal with Bell Potter
Trials 2022-05-02 9:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Keybridge Capital managing director Nicholas Bolton has been grilled over a phone call in April 2015 lasting one minute and 18 seconds in which the […]

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WA Attorney General says he made ‘mistakes’ under oath in Clive Palmer trial
Defamation 2022-03-24 10:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

WA Attorney-General John Quigley wants a second go at his trial testimony in a defamation case brought by mining magnate Clive Palmer, admitting he made […]

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Google should pay aggravated damages for video ‘abuse’ of Barilaro’s lawyers, court hears
Defamation 2022-03-22 9:17 pm By Sam Matthews

Counsel for John Barilaro on Tuesday detailed the online abuse his lawyers faced in acting in a defamation suit over videos posted by commentator Jordan […]

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Barilaro considered self-harm over ‘vile’ smear campaign aided by Google, trial told
Trials 2022-03-21 9:37 pm By Sam Matthews

Former deputy premier of NSW John Barilaro considered “harming himself” after videos were posted by YouTuber Jordan Shanks as part of a “vile and particularly […]

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Court won’t let class action parties pay for judge to travel for Sydney trial
Class Actions 2022-03-10 3:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court won’t permit a Melbourne-based judge to travel to Sydney on the dime of the parties in a class action against wealth management […]

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HWL Ebsworth says missing clause couldn’t have led to client’s $130M loss
Professional Negligence 2022-03-08 9:09 pm By Bianca Hrovat

HWL Ebsworth has told a judge the law firm’s omission of a mutual debt liability clause in a joint venture contract could not have led […]

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