Settlements    January 6, 2020

John Jarratt v Nationwide News

Settlement of actor’s claim against the Sunday Telegraph … Imputation that he “got away with rape” in reports following acquittal on an historic sexual assault charge … Implication that applicant was guilty … Apology … Stephen Murray report … more

 

Settlements    September 23, 2019

Victor Dominello v Harbour Radio Pty Ltd trading as 2GB (No. 2)

NSW government minister settles with 2GB over false corruption claim … Disagreement over terms of the offer of amends … Defendant wanted to explore the availability of a common law public figure defence … Further offer of amends … Lost motion to adopt contextual imputations pleaded by the defendant … Abuse of process … Reasonable expenses … Costs … Finalisation of the proceedings … Stephen Murray reports … more

 

Settlements    September 13, 2019

Tom Domican v Pan Macmillan & John Ibrahim

$100,000 settlement and an injunction against further publication of John Ibrahim’s allegations against well-known Sydney identity Tom Domican … Settlement follows truth defence being knocked out in August … Suggestions of the applicant’s criminality not sufficiently established … Security work for a prominent drug dealer did not mean Domican was knowingly involved in crime … Consent orders … Stephen Murray reports … more

 

Settlements    July 31, 2019

Emma Husar v BuzzFeed

A form of words as BuzzFeed and former Labor MP settle … The respondents “acknowledge they should have given Ms Husar an opportunity to respond” before the article was published … Husar tweets that this “unprecedented reporting … should never have happened” … Onwards and upwards from here on … Stephen Murray reports … more

 

Settlements    July 29, 2019

Emma Husar v BuzzFeed

Former MP Emma Husar and BuzzFeed reach a settlement … Waiting for signatures from New York … Member of parliament accused of sexual misconduct … Commercial resolution sensible where trial outcome would be uncertain … Applicant likely to seek permanent suppression orders … Stephen Murray reporting … more

 

Settlements    March 4, 2019

John Grygiel v Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Settlement in cancer doctor case … Allegations of under-dosing patients at St Vincents in Sydney … Clinical governance … ABC did not mean to convey an accusation that the plaintiff physically harmed patients … Apology … Stephen Murray reports … more