Interlocutory/Case-Management    May 11, 2022

Roberts-Smith v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd (No. 34)

Delayed YouTube broadcasts of Ben Roberts-Smith trial pulled after concerns of misuse ... Sensitive witnesses not publicly shown ... Video access in court building and for approved media and parties ... Fears YouTube broadcast used to identify sensitive witnesses by foreign entities ... Open justice still satisfied ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Interlocutory/Case-Management    April 10, 2022

Ben Roberts-Smith v Fairfax Media Publications; The Age Company; Federal Capital Press

Interlocutory application over evidence to be given by witnesses for Roberts-Smith ... Respondents: Highly specific but false assertions made by Roberts-Smith and four witnesses ... Error cannot be explained by coincidence or innocent mistake ... Roberts-Smith: "completely baseless"... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 


Interlocutory/Case-Management    February 13, 2022

Massarani v Kriz

Applicant's original proceedings failed in the District and Appeal courts ... Federal Court to the rescue ... Unsuccessful multi-pronged attempt to strike out a claim against crowdfunder chuffed.org and original defendant ... Original article in Honi Soit ... Janek Drevikovsky reports ... more

 

Interlocutory/Case-Management    February 3, 2022

Andrew Laming v Nine Network Australia Pty Ltd & Anor

Queensland MP Andrew Laming sues over broadcast alleging lewd conduct in taking photograph ... Succeeds in striking out contextual imputation he is unfit to be an MP ... Nine succeeds in retaining "creep" contextual ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Interlocutory/Case-Management    January 25, 2022

Benjamin Colin McGregor v Sarah Jane Darcey

Rare Federal Court jury trial flagged for sexual harassment claims ... Former Tasmanian ALP President suing over statutory declaration making allegations of sexual harassment ... Claims alleged to be part of factional power play ... Defences of justification, contextual truth and qualified privilege ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Interlocutory/Case-Management    January 21, 2022

Roberts-Smith v Roberts

Ben Roberts-Smith fails in bid to examine ex-wife over access to his email accounts ... Contention that specific documents sought in defamation case could only have resulted from inappropriate access ... Assertions rejected as "ill founded" ... Case management ahead of trial resuming on February 2 ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more