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Privilege    December 4, 2014  
David Barrow v Andrew Bolt & The Herald & Weekly Times Pty Ltd

A man who sued conservative commentator Andrew Bolt for calling him a “vexatious litigant” has lost his case … Two defences succeed – common law qualified privilege and triviality – but offer of amends fails ... more

Privilege    August 12, 2014  
Amir Bodenstein v Hope Street Urban Compassion & George Vlamakis

Self-represented homeless man loses defamation action against Baptist charity and one of its former employees … NSW District Court Judge Judith Gibson upholds both defences of qualified privilege in relation to words said to a policewoman ... more

Privilege    July 20, 2014  
SRJ v Person(s) Unknown & D. & Co

UK High Court refuses to order identification of a blog author… Legal professional privilege upheld for all parties … This report from Media Lawyer’s Mike Dodd ... more

Privilege    July 18, 2014  
Vincent Stanizzo v Maria Sassu & Ors

Solicitor goes through affidavits before alleging defamatory statements were made about him in a legal wrangle over a will …. NSW District Court Judge Judith Gibson summarily dismisses the claim … Rebecca Gall reports … more

Privilege    May 30, 2014  
British MPs to lose power to waive privilege for libel cases

British MPs are set to lose their right to waive privilege for defamation cases … Section inserted over “cash for questions” story is to be repealed “without replacement” ... Media Lawyer reports ... more

Privilege    March 26, 2014  
Louis Prefumo v Arriadne Bradley

WA Chief Justice dismisses defamation action brought by a brother against his sister over statements she made to mental health professionals … Both parties were self-represented ... more