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Settlement from tabloid news company

Settlement from tabloid news company

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Tabloid posts wrong picture of man’s family member after accident

A tabloid news company wrote an article about Peter and a family member who had been involved in a traumatic accident. The news company posted a photo of his family member; however, the photo was instead of a stranger.

Peter received numerous calls and messages asking if he had been lying to people about the identity of this woman. Other people thought that Peter deliberately provided the news company with a false image.

Peter was incredibly distressed by this error.

Defamation lawsuit averted by payment and apology

We represented Thomas on a no win, no fee basis. We wrote a Concerns Notice to the publisher and negotiated a settlement before having to file any sort of defamation action. Thomas received a sum of money and a written apology on the article.

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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

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