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 Calderbank offer withdrawn days before expiration ...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

 

Dossier    February 3, 2024

Around the courts

NSW District Court ... Coonamble Shire mayor has defamation claim dismissed ... Concerns notice failed to particularise serious harm - NSW Court of Appeal ... Court rejects bid to re-open decision refusing leave to appeal District Court decision ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    November 21, 2023

Around the courts

Federal Court ... First case management hearing in Greenwich v Latham ... Federal Court ... Nine loses application for leave to seek documents from trustee of Puerto Rican bank ... NSW Supreme Court ... Network Ten says separate representation for Lisa Wilkinson in Lehrmann defamation proceedings unnecessary ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    November 17, 2023

London litigation

First round to Prince Harry & Ors in hacking case against The Mail - Journalists to be temporarily anonymised ... Therapists in passing off and defamation claims - Harassment - "Jigsaw" identification - Damages ... Conservative candidate unsuccessful in "dodgy deal" application for an injunction under the Representation of the People Act ... Floyd Alexander-Hunt reporting ... more

 

Dossier    July 12, 2023

Around the courts

Federal Court ... Google ordered to provide preliminary discovery to former ALP candidate ... Seeking to sue over defamatory email resulting in loss of preselection ... NSW District Court ... Judge Abadee declines to order preparation of outlines of evidence ahead of trial ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    June 22, 2023

Around the courts

WA Supreme Court ... Perth doctor fails in bid to restrain lawyers acting for opponent ... Approached firm only to be rebuffed after firm made inquiries of medical insurers ... Queensland District Court ... Extension of time granted in action over WeChat article ... Valid concerns notice served ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    June 20, 2023

Around the courts

Federal Court ... Court declines to hear from experts concurrently in Chelmsford deep sleep retrial ... Sparring over particulars in mitigation of damages in case against Nine ... Preliminary discovery granted against Google and Microsoft ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    June 8, 2023

Around the courts

NSW District Court dismisses defamation action over Facebook post as abuse of process ... Federal Court Justice Bromwich declines to recuse himself over apprehended bias ... Victorian County Court: Melbourne University recovers most of its compliance costs in responding to subpoena ... Victorian County Court: three year good behaviour undertaking for false statement in defamation case ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    May 26, 2023

Around the courts

Federal Court ... Up to four extra weeks allocated for trial in high profile surgeon's action against Nine ... NSW District Court ... Gross sum costs order for $300,000 made in action brought by former pilot ... Indemnity costs awarded following dilatory conduct ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more