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

 

Dossier    May 22, 2023

Around the courts

Victorian Supreme Court ... AFP commander has honest opinion defence struck out ... WA Supreme Court ... Doctor fails to have health regulator joined to action, restrained ... Victorian County Court ... Throwing documents over fence did not effect service ... Costs denied to either side ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    May 17, 2023

Around the courts

Federal Court ... July dates set for Court to hear ABC defences in action brought by ex-commando over war crimes claims ... Five ABC journalists to give evidence ... Federal Court ... Nine flags additional six weeks for trial in action brought by high-profile surgeon ... Parties to confer over proposed amended defence ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    May 1, 2023

Around the grounds

Standing Council of Attorneys-General agree in principle to Part B reforms ... Absolute privilege for statements to police and certain complaints-handling bodies ... NSW District Court ... Discovery categories narrowed in dispute between brothers ... NSW District Court ... Malaysian surgeon avoids stay on proceedings ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Dossier    April 20, 2023

Around the courts

Federal Court ... Pilates instructor fails to obtain interlocutory injunctions ... WA District Court ... The West Australian obtains summary dismissal of proceedings over court report ... Federal Court ... ABC issues apology to former Aboriginal Land Council CEO following mediated settlement ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more