Litigation    May 13, 2024

Hoser v Georges (No 2)

Federal Circuit and Family Court … Herpetology … Criticism of an author’s reputation and work … Copyright Act … Author’s moral right of integrity of authorship … Limited scope of protections … Remedy in defamation … Hamish Lennon reports … more

 

Litigation    August 8, 2023

Alex Greenwich v Mark Latham

Federal Court … One Nation NSW leader Mark Latham files defence to proceedings brought by independent MP Alex Greenwich … Defends gay sex tweet as honest opinion and a reply to attack … Defends quotes to Daily Telegraph with public interest and qualified privilege defences … Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports … more

 

Litigation    July 16, 2023

Network Ten Pty Limited v van Onselen

NSW Supreme Court … Academic and former Network Ten political editor Peter van Onselen held to have breached non-disparagement clause in deed of release … Penned article reflecting on viability of Ten and its owner, Paramount … No restraint of trade … No injunction … Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports … more

 

Litigation    June 16, 2023

Alex Greenwich v Mark Latham

Federal Court … Independent NSW MP Alex Greenwich sues One Nation Upper House Leader Mark Latham … Suing over tweet and comments to Daily Telegraph … Greenwich pleads imputations he is disgusting human being, not a fit and proper person to be in Parliament … Aggravated damages and injunctions sought … Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports … more

 

Litigation    June 5, 2023

Bruce Lehrmann v Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Federal Court … Bruce Lehrmann files reply to ABC’s defence … Claims broadcaster was actuated by malice, and intended to prejudice fair trial by live broadcast of National Press Club address by Brittany Higgins … Claims public interest, qualified privilege and fair report defences are defeated by malice … Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports … more

 


Litigation    May 19, 2023

Bruce Lehrmann v Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Federal Court … ABC to plead public interest, innocent dissemination, fair report and qualified privilege to claim brought by Bruce Lehrmann … Lehrmann sues over broadcast of National Press Club address by Brittany Higgins … Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports … more

 

Litigation    May 2, 2023

Heston Russell v Australian Broadcasting Corporation & Ors

Federal Court … ABC abandons defences of truth and contextual truth in action brought by former commando Heston Russell … Will rely on public interest defence and mitigation of damages … Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports … more

 

Litigation    April 21, 2023

Lachlan Murdoch v Private Media Pty Ltd & Ors

Federal Court … Lachlan Murdoch discontinues proceedings against Crikey … Follows Fox settlement with Dominion in Delaware court … Murdoch’s lawyer says Murdoch does not want to litigate a case from another jurisdiction … Crikey welcomes a victory for free speech … Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports … more

 

Litigation    April 6, 2023

Bruce Lehrmann v Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Federal Court … Statement of claim in Bruce Lehrmann’s action against the ABC released by Federal Court … Lehrmann suing over National Press Club address by Brittany Higgins … Required to plead serious harm element for first time … Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports … more

 

Litigation    April 5, 2023

Bruce Lehrmann v Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Federal Court of Australia … Former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann commences proceedings against ABC … Follows proceedings against Network Ten and news.com.au over rape allegations … Media reports in February of concerns notice over National Press Club address by Brittany Higgins … Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports … more

 

Litigation    March 8, 2023

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten & Anor; Bruce Lehrmann v News Life Media & Anor

Federal Court … Network Ten and news.com.au file defences in proceedings brought by former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann … Ten and news.com.au to plead defences of justification, statutory qualified privilege and Lange qualified privilege … Will argue proceedings are time barred … Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports … more