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#Defamation

# defamation - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Australian senator sues colleague over comments about her sex life

The lawsuit is over what Leyonhjelm said in the media, as his upper house comments are protected by parliamentary privilege.

# defamation - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Cliff Richard wins €235,000 court case against the BBC

The action was taken over the BBC’s decision to broadcast a police raid on Richard’s home in 2014.

# defamation - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Man who was told he 'must be a drug dealer' by Spar store director awarded €25k in damages

The incident happened in a store in Lucan, Dublin on 31 October 2014.

# defamation - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Facebook post led classic story of wronged ex and new girlfriend to the defamation courts

Annoyed with your ex? Avoid posting on Facebook, writes Simon Carty.

# defamation - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Couple awarded €20,000 after being wrongly accused of not paying for a meal at a restaurant

The couple had been at the restaurant for a family meal.

# defamation - Monday 15 January, 2018

RTÉ journalist takes Apollo House organiser Brendan Ogle to court over Facebook post

An RTÉ story last year said that Ogle’s Unite union sought an exemption from providing social housing during Apollo House.

# defamation - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Media firm Vice apologises for 'toxic boy's club' culture

An investigation by The New York Times revealed four settlements against Vice employees for harassment or defamation.

# defamation - Thursday 16 November, 2017

From The42 Nadal wins damages in case against ex-French minister who claimed he hid positive drug test Defamation

Nadal wins damages in case against ex-French minister who claimed he hid positive drug test

Roselyne Bachelot made the accusations on French television last year.

# defamation - Friday 13 October, 2017

Denis O'Brien's appeal over Red Flag dossier dismissed

The businessman claimed the dossier was part of a campaign to damage his reputation.

# defamation - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Judge tells authors of book on Kinahan cartel to improve their defence in defamation proceeding

Derek Cervi has taken defamation proceedings against the authors and publishers of the book ‘The Cartel’.

# defamation - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Actor Rebel Wilson wins Australia's largest ever defamation payout over 'completely false' articles

The 37-year-old said she was sacked from two films following the publication of the articles.

# defamation - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'Defamation it is not': Judge dismisses Sarah Palin's lawsuit against New York Times

The judge said Palin failed to show the paper knew it was publishing false information.

# defamation - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Woman awarded €1.2m in libel damages from Independent News and Media to sue former solicitors

Solicitors McCann FitzGerald had represented Monica Leech in three libel actions against the media group dating from 2005.

# defamation - Friday 14 July, 2017

Paul Murphy sends letter claiming he was 'defamed' by the Taoiseach

“You were acquitted but that doesn’t mean your behaviour was right.”

Explainer: What is Dáil privilege and how can it be breached?

A row has erupted between TD Paul Murphy and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over the concluded Jobstown trial.

# defamation - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Rebel Wilson wins defamation case against 'disgraceful' Australian publisher

Bauer Media claimed the actor lied about her name, age and background to advance her career.

# defamation - Friday 10 March, 2017

Blogger awarded £24k in damages after suing Katie Hopkins for defamation

Jack Monroe’s lawyer said “the price of not saying sorry has been very high” in this case.

# defamation - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Cambodian PM sues main rival for defamation, threatens to seize and sell opposition HQ if he wins

Hun Sen, who has been in power in the Asian country for 32 years, says he will use the money to ‘build homes for handicapped people’.

# defamation - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Declan Ganley alleges RTÉ defamed him by implying he had links to organised crime

The broadcaster denies this and said the businessman had a tendency to make false or exaggerated claims.

# defamation - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

University dean awarded €2.7m over false Rolling Stone rape story

Nicole Eramo had sought $7.5 million (€6.6 million) in damages after an article claimed she had discouraged reporting of an alleged gang rape.

# defamation - Friday 4 November, 2016

Revenue sheriff suing RTÉ and plumber for defamation on Gerry Ryan Show

The show was aired on the national broadcaster station on 15 April 2010.

# defamation - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Australian teenager sues media over photograph of his mullet haircut

The New South Wales District Court judge in the case has dismissed all of the actions taken by Ali Mosslmani bar one.

# defamation - Sunday 16 October, 2016

Rolling Stone heading to trial over debunked story of college rape

A defamation trial against the magazine is set to begin tomorrow over the article “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA”.

# defamation - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Italian village to sue Charlie Hebdo over "tactless" earthquake cartoons

A series of cartoons depicting Italians crushed under plates of pasta appeared in the French satirical weekly following last month’s earthquake which killed nearly 300 people.

# defamation - Monday 1 August, 2016

Family of The Pianist star win defamation appeal over Nazi collaborator claims

Wladyslaw Szpilman was played by Adrian Brody in the 2002 film The Pianist.

# defamation - Friday 1 July, 2016

Man falsely accused of stealing mop loses €75k defamation claim

He had been upset and concerned that other customers were looking at him.

# defamation - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Teen wins €2,500 damages from Luas operator after driver insinuated she was a pickpocket

17-year-old Rebecca Conroy had sought €38,000 in defamation damages.

# defamation - Friday 27 May, 2016

From The42 Paul Kimmage ordered to pay over €10k for defamation of former UCI president Costly Decision

Paul Kimmage ordered to pay over €10k for defamation of former UCI president

The Irish journalist had claimed that Hein Verbruggen had tolerated doping and covered up positive drugs tests.

Juries shouldn't put a price on defamation, says Press Council chief

Daithi O Ceallaigh pointed out that damages are sometimes far in excess of any misdemeanour committed by a publication.

# defamation - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Irish badminton player ordered to pay €30k for assaulting and defaming woman

Nigel Boyne was told by a judge today to pay the manager of Baldoyle Badminton Centre, Jean Denihan, €30,000 in damages.

# defamation - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Judge dismisses case after man bases slander claim on law that no longer exists

Gerard Martin Fulham claimed he was defamed at a community association meeting.

# defamation - Friday 19 February, 2016

Cork fishermen to sue The Guardian over migrant workers article

The lawsuit relates to an article published in The Guardian in November.

# defamation - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Sinn Féin candidate welcomes apology from former councillor over 'fake syringes' allegation

General election candidate John Brady had taken a defamation case against former Bray Fine Gael councillor Mick Glynn.

# defamation - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Sinn Féin politician ordered to pay almost £50k over defamatory tweet

In his ruling today, Justice Stephens described Phil Flanagan’s tweet as “a most serious libel and is grossly defamatory”.

# defamation - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Six family members kicked off bus lose defamation claim

The court heard Jennifer Dardis had previous convictions for theft and having had possession of “some sort of weapon”.

# defamation - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Man jailed for 30 years for 'insulting' Thai royals on Facebook

And there is no right for the man to appeal.

# defamation - Friday 7 August, 2015

Denis O’Brien has asked another website to remove an article

Waterford Whispers yesterday removed an article after receiving a letter from O’Brien’s legal team.

# defamation - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

From The42 Chael Sonnen: Aldo has threatened to sue me and the UFC over injury claims Defamation

Chael Sonnen: Aldo has threatened to sue me and the UFC over injury claims

“I don’t want to go around saying the guy put out two x-rays if that’s not true.”

# defamation - Monday 13 July, 2015

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

All the day’s news so far? You’ll find it here.

# defamation - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Model Janice Dickinson sues Bill Cosby for defamation

This comes after Cosby’s denial that he raped the former model in 1982.

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