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Privilege    July 10, 2007  
Jerry Lee Bennette v Ian Cohen

NSW Supreme Court Justice Ian Harrison finds for the defendant, NSW Greens MP Ian Cohen, in his first defamation judgment since being elevated to the bench. Qualified privilege and comment succeed where truth fails ... more

Privilege    April 5, 2007  
Echo Publications v Ross Tucker & Anor

NSW Court of Appeal upholds damages against The Echo of $139,329 to Byron Bay businessman and rival publisher Ross Tucker. The media cannot rely on qualified privilege if it publishes an endorsement of the attacked person’s response. Limits to the doctrine of response to attack yet to be clearly established ... more