Damages    September 12, 2000

Lam v Nationwide News

Qualified privilege defeated
$70,000 damages for alderman over real estate story … more


Damages    March 23, 2000

Harris v Presnell and anor

“Is that the self-same roll from which you have just been struck?”
Philosopher held out as a buffoon … more


Damages    February 1, 2000

Glare v John Fairfax Publications

Former Victorian Police Commissioner sued over a story in the ‘Good Weekend’ which discussed a security firm he ran. Imputations that the plaintiff had been party to a deliberate and gross deception of the Victorian prison authorities to get equipment to which he had no entitlement, conducted a security business in a dishonest and fraudulent manner and engaged in activities which caused him to be shunned by a well known and reputable security company. … more


Damages    February 1, 2000

Stern v Coutrelis & anor

Partner of law firm defamed in a letter written by French law firm and sent to his firm’s managing partner. Imputations that plaintiff was motivated by personal animosity not justifiable concerns in lobbying, that the plaintiff had an extra-marital relationship to gain a personal advantage, behaved against the international reputation of his firm and behaved in a morally, ethically and professionally questionable manner. … more


Damages    February 1, 2000

Nixon v Slater & Gordon

Doctors defamed after their picture, marginally altered, was used on the cover of a medical malpractice brochure. Imputations that the plaintiffs had engaged in, or could be subject to claims of, medical malpractice. … more