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Case Law, Australia: Chris Gayle v Fairfax Media Publications & Ors (No. 2), A$300,000 in “holistic” damages – Stephen Murray

A$300,000 in general damages assessed “holistically” over three defendants involving 28 articles … No aggravated damages … Finding of malice disregarded … Truth and qualified privilege defences defeated … Consideration of whether “reasonableness” should be a matter for the judge or the jury … Criticism of closing address by plaintiff’s counsel … Basis for attack on the reliability of defence witness’s testimony … Reasons why the defendants’ application for a jury discharge was dismissed  Continue reading

Case Law, Australia: Wagner v Harbour Radio Pty: Defamatory radio broadcasts result in largest ever damages award, $3.7 million – Stuart Gibson

In the case of Wagner & ors v  Harbour Radio & ors ([2018] QSC 201) the Supreme Court of Queensland awarded a record total of $3.7 million to four brothers over comments made by controversial broadcast Alan Jones in 27 radio broadcasts which conveyed 76 defamatory imputations in relation to the collapse of a dam wall at a quarry owned by the brothers during floods in 2011.  Continue reading

Case Law: GYH v Persons Unknown, Transgender Escort wins right to harassment damages – Media Lawyer

In the case of GYH v Persons Unknown ([2018] EWHC 121 (QB)) a transgender woman who works as an escort has won the right to a damages payout – if she can trace her anonymous online abuser. The claimant, identified only as GYH, was granted an injunction in December to protect her privacy after being subjected to a “campaign of harassment”. Continue reading

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