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Trial reports    April 3, 2017  
Lili Chel v Fairfax Media & Vanda Carson

Lili Chel’s damages hearing against Fairfax Media reveals she wants in excess of $200,000 – including damages for aggravation – because she was “attacked” personally … Fairfax thinks she deserves more like $5000 ... more

Trial reports    February 27, 2017  
Lili Chel v Fairfax Media & Vanda Carson

A NSW Supreme Court jury rejects Fairfax Media’s contextual truth defence after Justice Robert Beech-Jones allows the defendant to “plead back” two imputations the jury found to be true … Damages hearing to follow ... more

Trial reports    February 23, 2017  
Lili Chel v Fairfax Media & Vanda Carson

Fair report defence rejected by NSW Supreme Court jury in mixed result for Fairfax and the former owner of a Kings Cross nightclub … Jury still to decide the contextual truth defence ... more

Trial reports    February 15, 2017  
Lili Chel v Fairfax Media & Vanda Carson

Former and current police officers give evidence that “outlaw motorcycle gang” members frequented Lili Chel’s infamous Kings Cross nightclub, The Rouge … Another man graphically describes being “glassed” there … NSW Supreme Court jury to decide if a Sun-Herald court report was fair and true ... more

Trial reports    February 13, 2017  
Lili Chel v Fairfax Media & Vanda Carson

The defamation trial brought against Fairfax by a former Kings Cross nightclub owner gets stranger … A policeman claims his drink was spiked at her premises and one of her character witnesses turns out to be a one-time member of the National Socialist Party of Australia … Naaman Zhou reports ... more

Trial reports    February 7, 2017  
Lili Chel v Fairfax Media & Vanda Carson

Second trial of former Kings Cross nightclub owner’s action against Fairfax Media gets off to a sleazy start … NSW Supreme Court jury watches an hour of porn in the interests of truth, contextual truth and fair report … The plaintiff explains her definition of “onstage sex” ... more