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Costs    July 22, 2015  
The Honourable Joseph Benedict Hockey v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd, The Age Company Pty Ltd & The Federal Capital Press of Australia Pty Ltd

Joe Hockey to pay 85 per cent of his costs in the defamation action he partially won against Fairfax Media over an investigation into his role in securing political donations … The treasurer’s bid to permanently injunct three publishers and the editor in chief of The Sydney Morning Herald fails ... more

Costs    July 15, 2015  
The Honourable Joseph Benedict Hockey v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd, The Age Company Pty Ltd & the Federal Capital Press of Australia Pty Ltd

Justice Richard White to decide between two wildly disparate views of costs culpability … Hockey’s lawyers ask for 95 per cent of his costs on an indemnity basis … Lawyers for Fairfax Media say Hockey should pay 60 per cent of the publisher’s costs, given that only three out of 15 matters complained of defamed the Commonwealth treasurer … Plaintiff’s offers of compromise rejected … Read all the submissions in full ... more

Costs    May 28, 2015  
Harbour Radio Pty Ltd v Keysar Trad

Nine years after the event, self-styled Muslim community spokesman Keysar Trad loses his bid to set aside a certificate of costs and judgment to the tune of $290,000 ... more

Costs    February 9, 2015  
Tobias Moran v Schwartz Publishing Pty Ltd & Virginia Peters (No 2)

Book publisher succeeds in obtaining $500,000 security for costs in case brought by a man who claims he was accused of murdering his backpacker girlfriend … The plaintiff’s use of “top end of town” lawyers is a factor ... more

Costs    February 5, 2015  
Shashikanth Mallegowda v Amit Sood & Anor (No. 3)

Feuding members of Newcastle’s Indian community run up costs of almost $600,000 over two emails before abandoning their legal representation … NSW District Court Judge Judith Gibson refuses the defendants a security for costs order ... more