Dossier    May 20, 2024

Around the courts

Federal Court ... Victorian Opposition Leader settle actions brought by two anti-transgender activists ... Costs arguments looms in celebrity cavoodle case ... Prospect of appeal ... Evidence wraps up in high profile surgeon action ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    May 8, 2024

Around the courts

Federal Court ... Case management in proceedings brought by independent MP Alex Greenwich against Upper House MP Mark Latham ... Witnesses announced ... Federal Court ... Bruce Lehrmann had conditional costs agreement with solicitors ... No third party backers emerge ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    April 27, 2024

Around the courts

Federal Court ... Former ALP candidate obtains default judgment against New York resident over dirt sheet circulated to party heavyweights and media ... Federal Court ... Bruce Lehrmann agrees to pay thousands in costs to Peter FitzSimons ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    April 20, 2024

Around the courts

Federal Court ... Sydney developer Jean Nassif seeks reinstatement of defamation proceedings against 2GB and Ray Hadley ... Respondents' counsel submits weak case for reinstatement ... Federal Court ... Sydney businessman loses application for stay of proceedings pending application for leave to appeal ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    April 14, 2024

Around the courts

Federal Court ... D-Day looms for property developer Jean Nassif in action against 2GB ... WA Supreme Court ... Public Advocate asked to assess doctor's fitness to pursue action against fellow doctor, or if a next friend is needed ... Federal Circuit and Family Court ... Damages awaiting assessment not debt provable in bankruptcy ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    March 27, 2024

Around the courts

County Court of Victoria ... Melbourne GP recovers costs on indemnity basis and on County Court scale ... Federal Court ... Peter FitzSimons seeks costs from Bruce Lehrmann for complying with subpoena ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    March 17, 2024

Around the courts

WA Court of Appeal ... Aged care staffer loses appeal over ruling on expiry of limitation period ... Federal Circuit and Family Court ... Air conditioning technician obtains default judgment over adverse review ... SA Supreme Court ... Rival camps in cross-claim fail in indemnity costs bids ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    March 10, 2024

Around the courts

Federal Court ... Former State Revenue Office lawyer loses second bid for extension of time ... Federal Court ... Compensation lawyer secures preliminary discovery from Google ... NSW Court of Appeal ... Second bid to re-open appeal dismissed as vexatious ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    February 22, 2024

Around the courts

NSW District Court ... Leave to serve medico-legal report denied ... Served without orders being made ... Question over claim for physical injury ... Victorian County Court ... Bangladeshi-Australian Facebook page administrator denied indemnity costs ... Followed refusal of leave to commence proceedings over concerns notice deficiency ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    February 20, 2024

London case roundup

Daily Mirror successfully defeats Sir James Dyson's libel case with honest opinion ... The newspaper's attack relied on "related facts" in the public domain - Right-wing activist sued for a Twitter "paedophile" attack after he was called a "racist" ... Reply to attack not a licence to defame ... Lachaux inferences - Prince Harry gets indemnity costs for his claim against Mirror Newspapers ... Piers Morgan explodes - Floyd Alexander-Hunt reports ... more

 

Dossier    February 17, 2024

Around the courts

Federal Court ... Impecunious respondent ordered to pay $50,000 in security for appeal costs ... Follows award of damages of $50,000, interest and costs ... Stay refused ... NSW Supreme Court ... Inmate referred to registrar for pro bono assistance ... Claim involves alleged breach of non-publication orders ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    February 12, 2024

Around the courts

NSW District Court ... Court considers whether defamation jury trial have had their day ... Still an option for parties, and suitable for determining meanings, especially in social media cases ... Queensland Court of Appeal ... Bankrupt estate fails to secure indemnity costs for trial after winning appeal ... Calderbank offer withdrawn days before expiration ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more