Compensation for Defamation in Financial Report

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Government Commission defames man in financial report

Defamation definitionA financial report from a Government Commission identified our client Paul and made allegations that included that he: 

  • was a hostile business owner, 
  • engaged in questionable operational practices,
  •  tried to poach workers, 
  • was under investigation, 
  • brought harm to the organisation, 
  • assaulted a client 
  • and breached confidentiality.

All of these allegations were false and without foundation. Because the report was in writing, this is what would we would consider as libel.

Defamation proceedings settled out of court with payment

We filed defamation court proceedings against the Commission. However, we managed to negotiate and settle the matter outside of court, relieving our client of unnecessary legal costs.

Consequently, the client received a substantial settlement. Additionally, the Government Commission removed the report in question from access.

*Name changed for confidentiality

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors are able to pursue your possible defamation claim anywhere in Australia. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 02 9261 4281 or by email at . You will get a free of charge and no obligation discussion with our senior defamation lawyer, Stewart O’Connell.

O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors
p: 02 9261 4281
a: Level 4, 219-223 Castlereagh St,
Sydney NSW 2000

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