O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors has represented clients who have made defamation claims against another as well as defending clients who have been subject to defamation claims. Read about the cases below.
Suing for Defamation Claims
Nationwide News v Vass – Appeal of ‘counter offer’ against client dismissed
AJ – Defamation claim against employer
Our client filed a defamation complain against his employer after a report had been circulated around the company. The report inferred that AJ had committed acts of vandalism thus falsely imputing that he was a vandal and criminal. His employer agreed to settle and issued an apology letter.
RK v Healey & ABC – Damages awarded for false statements made against client
Aboriginal elder RK sued previous Young Australian of the Year nominee Rebecca Healey and ABC News for making false statements about alleged comments that she had made but in fact had not. The firm successfully proved that RK had never made those comments and as a result she was awarded compensation.
AMQ – News article incorrectly uses client’s photo
AMQ found that a news report had published his photo when the article was about a different person. We assisted AMQ to sue the publisher and arranged a negotiation which resulted in an apology and compensation.
Defence against Defamation Claims
MXM – Defence representation in defamation settlement
We represented a news publication who was sued for defamation. We helped MXM to negotiate an effective settlement which reduced the amount of compensation that the plaintiff had asked for at trial.