- Lying defamation defendant shot down by Sporting Shooters – $887,027.66 in damages: Moroney v Zegers  VSC 448
- Politician not so pushy – Sophie Mirabella wins $175,000: Mirabella v Price & Benalla Newspapers Pty Ltd  VCC 650
- Channel Nine’s “disgraceful” story – $300,000 damages: Pahjua v TCN Channel Nine PL  NSWSC 893
- Court of Appeal rules that Rebel Wilson’s damages not special: Bauer Media Pty Ltd v Wilson  VSCA 154
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Category Archives: Absolute privilege
In a trial that ran for 55 days late last year and concluding in February this year, the plaintiff, Derick John Sands, has lost his claim for defamation, as well as other claims including a breach of confidence and a … Continue reading
A personal injury claim was heard in the District Court of NSW in July 2008. Dr Yolande Lucire, a psychiatrist, gave evidence for the plaintiff while the Crown’s expert, Dr Julian Parmegiani sat and listened. On hearing her evidence Dr … Continue reading
The plaintiff represented herself and filed a statement of claim seeking damages of $4,000,000. In poker terms, this is what is called “over playing your hand”. She made the claim against two employees of the Department of Child Protection. Her … Continue reading