Costs    May 12, 2014

Bob Ell v Katie Milne (No 9)

Billionaire property developer who won his defamation action against a Greens councillor ordered to pay his own costs … The ABC wins costs against Wollongong Local Court over suppression orders set aside on appeal ... more


Costs    January 21, 2014

Clive Palmer v Gold Coast Publications Pty Ltd

Billionaire businessman and federal MP Clive Palmer ordered to pay costs on an indemnity basis after two defamation actions calling for aggravated damages of nearly $10 million each are dismissed ... more


Costs    March 30, 2011

Alan Bristow v Tracy Adams

NSW District Court Judge Len Levy enters a verdict for the defendant in “a case that shouldn’t have been brought” ... Plaintiff failed to “prove” injury to his reputation … His instructing solicitor could be up for costs ... more


Costs    October 1, 2009

John Coates v Harbour Radio Pty Ltd and Alan Jones

NSW Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Fullerton has refused to grant Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates interest on costs, finding that he was not personally “out of pocket” as a result of his defamation action against Alan Jones and 2GB ... more


Costs    September 3, 2009

John Coates v Harbour Radio Pty Ltd & Alan Jones

Is Australian Olympic Committee boss John Coates entitled to interest on costs if the AOC wholly funded his successful defamation action against 2GB and Alan Jones? NSW Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Fullerton considers the evidence ... more


Costs    September 12, 2008

Davis v Nationwide News Pty Ltd

NSW Supreme Court Chief Judge at Common Law Peter McClellan orders Nationwide News to pay actress Judy Davis’ costs on an indemnity basis because the publisher failed to make a reasonable settlement offer before trial ... more


Costs    July 30, 2004

Rivkin v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd

No indemnity costs for Fairfax arising from verdict in its favour in Rivkin case. Apparently this was because Rivkin was unwell, not because he had no prospects of success ... more